Simply saying ‘I Love You’

Love Risks Everything and Asks for Nothing – Rumi

Catching the eye of a stranger in the supermarket, on the street, or anywhere and quietly saying ‘I love you’ and just keep walking. The first thing that happens is the person will open their mouth. Just keep walking. No response is required from the other person. I’m an 85-year-old woman and I have been doing this for years. The point is to say ‘I love you’ and keep on about your business.

It may be easier for an old lady, but anyone can do it. Remember, no response is required, although some people will respond with a reply of ‘I love you too’, or some other appreciative response.

Good luck and, I love you, whoever you are.


BY Pat Hacker



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Take 5 Deep Breaths

1. Feel your body.

2. Relax your shoulders.

3. Choose a word that makes you feel peaceful, such as om, peace, or love.

4. Inhale slowly while mentally saying the word you chose. Pause before starting the exhalation.

5. Exhale slowly while mentally saying 1 with the first breath. Exhale saying 2 with the second breath, up to 5 or more.

Feel Your Body

Relax your body, and just be aware of how your body feels. Without changing anything, notice what you are feeling, and where you are feeling things in your body.  If your body wants to adjust a little, let it. Be curious how it feels as your body relaxes. (Resist any temptation to analyze or think.)

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