In Real Love, one of the world's leading authorities on love tells us how to find it, how to nurture it, how to honor it—and most of all how to rethink it ... This book has the power to set your heart at peace.' —Susan Cain, author of Quiet
What is love? Sharon Salzberg believes that love is a powerful healing force for us all, and that modern associations with romance and adoration are limiting. By redefining love, she helps us to recognize our desire for happiness and enhance our connections with each other.
Real Love is a creative toolkit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that can help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships - with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself. The book encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles and to improve deeper connections, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions.
About the Author
Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of nine books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness; her seminal work, Lovingkindness and most recently, Real Happiness At Work. Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour. Sharon lives in the US but often travels to the UK to teach.
Sharon Salzberg is the superstar of loving kindness meditation. No one has done more to spread this powerful method for kindling universal love in our hearts. -- Daniel Goleman In Real Love, one of the world's leading authorities on love tells us how to find it, how to nurture it, how to honor it-and most of all how to rethink it ... This book has the power to set your heart at peace. -- Susan Cain, author of Quiet I read it in one sitting, weeping, laughing and nodding. -- Psychologies A treasure-house of practical tools and rituals. . . indispensable to all -- Amanda Palmer Sharon draws us a map of people's inroads to real love, including her own, not from on high, but eye-to-eye and one healing heart to another, welcoming us to find our own path along the way. -- Sarah Jones In Real Love, Sharon Salzberg combines the brilliance of her understanding, the depth of her compassion, and the incisive friendliness of her writing skills to create a book that illuminates the many subtleties and nuances of love. Real love is not an abstraction, and Sharon brings it to life in ways that can uplift us all. -- Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening