Ways to practice Love include examen of consciousness and conscience, intimate relationships, heart-opening exercises, family, parenthood, friendship, and the specific practices below.

Go to the library or a bookstore and get a book of art by Marc Chagall that contains his painting The Birthday. It portrays the deliciousness of romantic love as a man floats in a room after greeting his future bride with a kiss and a bouquet of flowers. Contemplate what love in your life makes you feel that way.

  • The Heart of God is a collection of short love prayers by Rabindranath Tagore, including one on playing the music of love.
  • Daphne Rose Kingma in The Book of Love advises making a habit of complementing others.
  • John O'Donohue in Anam Cara suggests that, in gratitude for the blessings of your own relationship, you send love out into the world.

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