Jeremy Mohler

Jul 23, 2021

3 min read

A 4-Word Mantra From a Buddhist Master for Finding Love

Roshi Joan Halifax, who has spent countless hours with the dying, tells us to have a “strong back, soft front.”

Zen Buddhist priest Roshi Joan Halifax in 2011. (Source: Joan Halifax)

“Strong back, soft front.”

They remind me to adjust my posture. To make sure I’m not slouching. To not strain my back but to straighten it.

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