Another week is over. January is almost over! Whew.
I miss these. I miss physical touch. And a long, meaningful hug.
“Hugging meditation is a combination of East and West. According to the practice, you have to really hug the person you are holding. You have to make him or her very real in your arms, not just for the sake of appearances, patting him on the back to pretend you are there, but breathing consciously and hugging with all your body, spirit, and heart. Hugging meditation is a practice of mindfulness. “Breathing in, I know my dear one is in my arms, alive. Breathing out, she is so precious to me.” If you breathe deeply like that, holding the person you love, the energy of your care and appreciation will penetrate into that person and she will be nourished and bloom like a flower.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love
Consider yourself hugged from afar today.
(I originally had a typo: “consider yourself hugged from afart today.” It made me laugh too much not to include.)