How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials #3) (Paperback)

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By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator)
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Number three in the Mindfulness Essentials, this little book of wisdom could fit in your pocket and I’d personally recommend keeping it there, within reach for whenever you have a moment to read a page. I bought this at the beginning of a romantic relationship and sadly didn’t start reading it until after the relationship had come to a heart-breaking end. I have never been one for self-help books, I bought this one for someone else actually but I’m so grateful it ended up in my possession because it has opened my eyes about so many things. I apply it to how I love where I am in life at this time, how I interact with family and friends, and (probably most important) how I love myself. As we learned from Shel Silverstein as children, how can you give and spread love if you do not first take care of yourself so that you can give in the healthiest possible way.  - Josie

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Description


The most popular book in the "How To" series: advice, practices, and food for thought from a Zen Master on our most universal emotion. 

The third book in the bestselling Mindfulness Essentials series, a back-to-basics collection from world-renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces everyone to the essentials of mindfulness practice.

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.

About the Author


Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Be Free Where You Are and Peace of Mind. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France. Nhat Hanh has been teaching the art of mindful living for more than 70 years.

Jason DeAntonis is an award-winning Bay Area artist, known for his sumi ink illustrations, and his fine carpentry and custom furniture. 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, How to Eat, How to Walk, How to Love, and How to Relax. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Praise For…


The Mindfulness Essentials have appeared on 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. 

“The monk who taught the world mindfulness.”
TIME
 
“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal inner peace and peace on earth.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781937006884
ISBN-10: 1937006883
Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Mindfulness Essentials