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.
The Mindfulness Essentials have appeared on each of the Regional Independent Bookstore Trade Association bestseller lists in 2015:
GLIBA Great Lakes
MPIBA Mountains and Plains
NAIBA New Atlantic
NCIBA Northern California
NEIBA New England
PNBA Pacific Northwest
SCIBA Southern California
SIBA the South
as well as the NPR Bestseller list, the San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller list, the Boston Globe Bestseller list, the LA Times Bestseller List and the extended New York Times Bestseller List. They've been featured in Brain Pickings and the Utne Reader.com among many other websites.