Let’s put HEART back into LOVE …

For many years, Chungliang has been making his students aware of the Chinese character for Love: The top stroke in the character inspires us to reach high to connect with a higher consciousness. Just below, the three short strokes invite us to collect this energy and, with the wide stroke, to open the ‘gateway’ into our being. Now we can connect universal energy with our own heart, by using these four important strokes . Universal energy flows into our being and we move with it, as represented by the lower strokes in the character for love.

As you can see, the whole character for love is visibly formed around the character for heart . Around 50 years ago, in the interest of simplifying the Chinese way of writing, the traditional character for “Love” was stripped of the character for “heart”, while the rest of the strokes remained. Changes like this can deeply affect human sensibility. Simply put: how can you have LOVE without HEART?