What do you do when you feel awkward?
Do you dive into the feeling? Or do you shy away?
When Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, came to the west, he found hugging very uncomfortable.
But he liked the custom. Hugging is a great way to connect with another person.
So Thay, Vietnamese for teacher, decided to learn to hug. He invented hugging meditation, a practice of being completely present during a hug.
There’s a lot to learn from Thay.
In this short podcast, I’ll discuss how you can use hugging meditation to learn to be present in awkward situations.
The reading comes from:
Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts (affiliate link)
Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts (no affiliate link)