How to Love

How to Love

Book - 2015
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How to Love is the third title in Parallax's Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding 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. He 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; deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.

Pocket-sized, with original two color 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 you can do alone or with your partner to go deep inside and expand your own capacity to love.

Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Love is a unique gift for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to understanding the many different kinds of love, along with meditative practices that can expand the understanding of and capacity for love, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditation.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781937006884
1937006883
Characteristics: 125 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
Additional Contributors: DeAntonis, Jason
Call Number: 294.35677 NHA

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FSJPL_Amy Jun 28, 2016

A short sweet book of wisdom for lovers and singles alike. I loved it and ended up buying it and two others in the author's "How to" series.

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og_ojenn
Sep 30, 2015

I enjoyed this book. I wish I could have spent more time with it. It is full of helpful perspectives on how to love.

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Amber L Moreno
Aug 04, 2015

Sweet anecdotal advice and maxims for being a lover in the world. I especially appreciated the metaphor about watering your loved ones as if they were flowers in a garden. Everything needs love to grow. :)

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