On Love and Gratitude: Stacking
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What’s your most powerful practice?”
“Loving Gratitude [<link; short length], or Grateful Love.“
“Is this an instance of practice-stacking, so that whenever you practice one you also practice the other?”
“It is that, and more. It’s an instance of concept-stacking [<link; short]. I’ve fused the two concepts together, so that whenever I think of one I also think of the other.”
“Can you give a practical example?”
“Each practice has an associated mantra.
For Love it’s ‘I love …‘
I love x. (Template [<link; medium])
I love climbing.
I love learning.
I love you x.
I love you Dani.
I love you Dani-who-I-was.
I love you Dani-who-I-will-be.
I love you my dear Body.
I love you Life.
I love you Day.
I love you Moment.
I love you x for y.…
For Gratitude it’s ‘Thank you …‘
Thank you for y.
Thank you x.
Thank you x for y.
Whenever I express Gratitude by saying ‘Thank you …‘, I also express Love for something related to it by saying ‘I love …‘
Whenever I express Love by saying ‘I love …‘, I also express Gratitude for something related to it by saying ‘Thank you …‘”