I've been reading a beautiful little book by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, called "True Love", because it was recommended to me by my 18 year old nephew. He's been on a little journey of his own for the last few years and has been seeking healing and strength.
After reading this book, and practicing some of the meditations in it, he had one of his first meaningful spiritual break-throughs. He and I had many conversations before, and though he often understood the theory of the principle we were discussing and was even able to successfully apply those principles and feel a difference in his life, I remember when he called me and with great excitement told me that he'd just meditated for the first time, and something amazing had happened to him.
He said it's the best book he's ever read.
Well, ever since then, I've had it on my list of things to read. It's a short little book, it is very simple to understand, and Thich Nhat Hanh is a master teacher. It didn't take me long to understand why my nephew enjoyed it so much. I'll probably be posting a few things related to this book, as I find some of the things he shares quite relevant in helping to further explain things we try to talk about on this blog.
(Mara snapped this photo of me in line at the Ecuadorian visa office.)
Today, I'd like to quote one analogy on this process of personal transformation that I thought was absolutely beautiful and relate it to my own experience of marriage and divorce...