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Ask This Question: How Can I Love You Better?

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In the October issue of Whole Living, we ran an essay called "The Love Experiment" by the sublime Catherine Newman (pictured here with her daughter, Birdy, who makes frequent cameo appearances on Catherine's blog).

Catherine vowed to spend a month following the advice of Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and say to everybody in her life, "Please tell me how I can love you better."

Such a simple question, and yet scarier than a week at circus school.  (Hey, Catherine, that gives me an idea for your next assignment!)

I post this today because yesterday we noticed this story was getting hundreds of visits via individual Facebook and Twitter posts (none of them ours), and we saw many of our followers sharing, retweeting, and commenting on the story. We even found one blogger who was inspired to write about her own experience with "the love experiment."

Clearly, this story resonated deeply with many of you, and people have enjoyed passing it along. So I thought I'd be brave and ask whether anybody's trying this at home.  Are we up for the challenge?  I have to admit I haven't tried it yet, but I'm willing to let you all inspire me! Who are you asking, and what are you learning?

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Comments (3)

  • I love this idea! I am in a place where I want to be a better person, daughter, wife... and this is the perfect start on that road :)

  • TO BE ABLE TO ASK ANOTHER HUMAN THIS QUESTION IS HUMANITY IN ITS MOST PERFECT STATE WHICH CAN NEVER FAULTER....IT (LOVE IN ACTION) CAN NEVER BE SHAKEN...IT IS AN EVER FIXED MARK

    THE BOOK OF CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 13

  • It's all about communication. Loved this article...

    Vanessa
    Green Bay, WI
    Erth Mineral Makeup

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