Comforting Thought: Real love runs on a lower voltage than our culture leads us to believe

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I’m not knocking the passion or fireworks, but when our focus is on seeking, perfecting or clinging to romance, the charge is often generated by instability rather than by authentic connection with another person.

Real love may run on a lower voltage, but it’s also more grounded and more sustainable. From our first breath to our last, we’re presented again and again with the opportunity to experience deep, lasting and transformative connection with other beings: to love them and to be loved by them; to show them our true natures and to recognise theirs. In concert with them, we open our hearts and give and receive. We share joy and compassion, struggles and sorrows, gains and losses. And we learn in our bones what it means to be part of something bigger than ourselves.

Sharon Salzberg

Quote extracted from: Real Love – The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg

Written in short chapters that culminate in in-depth guided meditations, this is a book that spans vast tracts of interdisciplinary knowledge from the areas of Buddhism, Christianity, Psychology, Sociology and brings together these fields in a compelling, thought-provoking and deeply nourishing way. This is a book for the soul and spirit yes – but tempered with scientific knowledge and grounded practical advice for how to improve one’s ability to give and receive love in its variety of different forms.

Book Review: Real Love - The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg
Book Review: Real Love – The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg

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