The third title in Parallax's "Mindfulness Essentials Series" of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love introduces beginners and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice.
This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love and distills one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; and deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love. Featuring original illustrations by Jason DeAntonis,
How to Love shows that when we feel closer to our loved ones, we are also more connected to the world as a whole. With sections on Love vs. Need, Being in Love, Reverence, Intimacy, Children and Family, Reconciling with Parents, and more, How to Love includes meditations readers can do alone or with a partner to expand their capacity to love.
About the Author
Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include "Happiness and Peace Is Every Step." He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he gardens, writes, and teaches the art of mindful living.
Jason DeAntonis is an award-winning polymathic Bay Area artist, known primarily for his fine carpentry, custom furniture, and detailed woodwork. He has also worked in sculpture, costume design, glass blowing, painting, printmaking, and book illustration. His work has appeared in "Mindfulness in the Garden, How to Sit," and "How to Eat." He lives in Berkeley, CA.
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Great teachings about life and love
Beautiful little book with musings and inspiration. Loved it.
This is an amazing book, and deeply realistic way to pratice love because Love is a practice. Thich Nhat Hanh writes in a very simple yet beautiful way. This book is not only for relationships with others but also how to love and be a friend to self. This is a great gift for any occasions.
i loved this book, i liked it so much i bought a whole bunch to give out as gifts to family members as well as gifts at weddings. anyone in a relationship should read this book. it is simple and very easy to read but so deep.
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Series: Mindful Essentials
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st December 2014
Publisher: Parallax Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 10.2 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.09