If you practice this exercise alone, simply feel that you
are sitting with your beloved partner, perhaps holding both of your partner's hands in
yours and speaking directly to your partner, pausing after each sentence to reflect on
each important point sending your love and insight.
And, of course, at the end of the exercise, feel free to continue with questions and
thoughts which are very important for you to consider and find answers for.
If, on the other hand, you and your partner wish to do this practice together, sit
facing one another, feel love for one another, and then join hands. When you have joined
hands, determine which of you will ask the questions. Remember to let the one who asks the
questions continue through the whole set.
Pause after each declaration or question to give the answering partner lots of time for
a full response. Allow pauses; wait until you both agree it's time to go on to the next
question. Don't rush. This is quality time, this is some of the most important time in
your life. Remember, companionship is more powerful than most all the other influences in
As best you can, appreciating your partner with...