Teachings on love by Thich Nhat Hanh

May I be peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit. 

May I be free from anger, afflictions, fear and anxiety. 

May I learn to look at myself with the eyes of understanding and love. 
May I be able to recognise and touch the seeds of joy and happiness in myself. 

May I learn how to identify and see the sources of anger, craving and delusion in myself. 

May I know how to nourish the seeds of joy in myself every day. 

May I be able to live fresh, solid and free. 

May I be free from attachment and aversion, but not be indifferent. 

Love Letter to My Daughters

Valentine’s Day can be a hard day if you are single. It’s seems like all that matters is love and romance and the “whole world” is in a relationship except you – but you can forget that many in relationships are not happy either, and many in relationships will have a partner who does not appreciate small gestures of love. I wanted to remind my two girls how beautiful they are, and that they are not poorer for choosing to be single right now. I wanted them to waken up to a message of love. I share this with their permission.


This is what you have learned. I love you. I love the women you are, who are loving life and doing what you love. I love that you have known love and known to walk away from what can’t be love. That you have put yourselves first. That you respect yourselves. I love you. I know that you know that it is better to be single than in the wrong relationship. I also know that can be lonely sometimes. But hold out. Hold on for better and best. Today is just one day. Make it a day you love YOU. Love will come. The right love, the good love. The love that gives you wings, to be free and all of you. But today? Today is a day of joy. To love life. To be glad we have each other. To celebrate health and family. Make it a great day. And by the way… Did I tell you how much I love you?