This translation comes with an introduction which traces the development of the Hindu art of love through the Vedic and post-Vedic periods. The author provides a comparative study of the various texts and a complete glossary of Sanskrit terms.
In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships. The Mastery of Love includes:- Why "domestication" and the "image of perfection" lead to self-rejection
- The war of control that slowly destroys most relationships
- Why we hunt for love in others, and how to capture the love inside us
- How to finally accept and forgive ourselves and others "Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltec: the Mastery of Love." -- don Miguel Ruiz
The controversial national bestseller that received unprecedented media attention, sparked the nation's interest in the plight of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and touched a nerve in all of us. Winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award.
A guide to how Socratic principles of dialogue can be used for improving communication and developing satisfying relationships.- Shows how to develop methods of dialogue for growth in personal and business relationships. - Includes clear and detailed lessons on how to begin and hold a dialogue on important issues. - Of great relevance to anyone seeking a higher level of communication. The Spiritual Art of Dialogue introduces the reader to the lost art of dialogue--an art once used by such master philosophers as Socrates and Plato--as a present-day alternative to the therapist's couch. With straightforward examples and invaluable step-by-step instruction, the author shows how we can take control of our own lives when we understand the strength that resides in our ability to communicate, and how the very forms into which we place our words can improve--and empower--our personal and professional lives. The frustration we experience in our relationships with lovers, family and friends, and in the workplace often results from our inability to talk productively with one another. The principles of dialogue can help us to identify negativity, unsound reasoning, and misplaced criticism, and to understand how we can use discussion as a form of play and as a means of discovering our true inner voice. The Spiritual Art of Dialogue highlights the importance of being truthful with ourselves, and about ourselves, so that we resist falling into old and destructive patterns of communication, and shows how dialogue has the power to help us achieve personal and spiritual growth by bringing us together--as friends--in a shared search for the truth and genuine understanding.
Provides an illuminating explanation of the origins and meaning of romantic love and shows how a proper understanding of its psychological dynamics can revitalize our most important relationships.
With wisdom and humor, Thank You for Being Such a Pain offers gentle and compassionate guidance for understanding and healing relationships with difficult people. By embracing four fundamental premises and putting into practice the author's many helpful and practical suggestions, you'll acquire the skills and insights necessary for turning around even the most troublesome relationship. What you need to keep in mind is that: (1) nothing in your life happens randomly and your difficulties have a deeper purpose; (2) frustration and even emotional pain are as necessary for your personal and spiritual growth as love and joy; (3) transforming enmity and completing unfinished business may be the most important skills you can learn in life; and (4) when you make an effort to work on your inner self, your outer relationships will be transformed.This groundbreaking book draws upon state-of-the-art psychological principles and timeless spiritual practices from all traditions. Filled with enlightening exercises and entertaining stories, Thank You for Being Such a Pain will forever change the way you see the difficult people in your life . . . as well as the way you see yourself.
This book examines those relationships where intimacy is most challenged by too much distance, too much intensity, or simply too much pain. In clear, direct, and dramatic terms, Dr. Lerner illustrates how we can move differently in these key relationships-be they with a distant or unfaithful spouse, a depressed sister, a difficult mother, an alcoholic father, an uncommited lover, a dying parent, or a family member whom we have written off. And she teaches us about -the differences that make a difference'-the changes we can make in one or two significant relationships that will affect our capacity for intimacy and selfhood over the long haul. Through vivid and poignant examples from case studies and stories from her own life, Dr. Lerner shows us how good relationships can thrive and endure and difficult ones can be healed, and she illuminates the specific steps that women can take toward a more solid self and a more intimate connectedness with others.--Maggie Scarf
The inspiration for countless one-liners, witty sayings, stage farces and not a few murder mysteries, marriage is more than just a relationship between two people. It's one of life's biggest adventures and a healthy marriage can be one of life's greatest gifts. But weathering the stresses and strains of married life and maintaining healthy marital bonds over a span of decades takes work, and sometimes you need help from a friendly expert. Which is where Making Marriage Work For Dummies comes in.
Drawing on their experiences with thirty years of marriage, during which they raised three children, as well as decades of couples counseling, experts Steven and Sue Simring show you how to build a strong, happy and long-lasting marriage. They offer priceless tips on how to deal with most problems that come up between married couples, and they offer advice on how to:
- Make your relationship more romantic
- Work out big and small differences
- Argue in ways that strengthen you relationship
- Resolve disputes over money
- Cope with mid-life change
- Handle a spouse who cheats
- Deal with families and in-laws
- Reduce stress on your marriage
- Understand your partner's annoying habits and quirks
- Balance career and family goals
- Seek professional help when you need it
Illustrating their points with insightful, often amusing anecdotes from their own marriage and from the marriages of hundreds of couples they've counseled over the years, the Simrings explore such crucial topics as:
- Deciding if marriage is right for you
- Six common marriage myths
- Understanding the roots of marital problems
- Communicating with your partner
- The do's and don'ts of fair marital fighting
- Making marriage sexy
- Examining the marriage life cycle
- Ideas for resolving money differences
- Succeeding with remarriage
Filled with ideas you can use now to keep your marriage as strong as the day you took your vows, this is a survival guide for everyone committed to making marriage work.
How do you discuss the future of your child with a teacher who recommends he retake a year of school? What if your child has described this same teacher as constantly singling him out and tormenting him over the course of a year? This volume provides an approach to those conversations in life that are both most difficult and most necessary.