Synopses & Reviews
What is love? Why is it central to our happiness and personal growth? How can we find, nurture, express it, and keep it alive? In original essays written for this book, Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Leo Buscaglia, and 31 other spiritual teachers offer inspiration and advice for everyone who wants to explore the enduring power and spiritual significance of love.
"Love has become the Holy Grail of our time," writes John Gray in the foreword to this anthology of original essays about love. Collected by therapists Carlson and Shield (collaborators on Handbook for the Soul), the various jottings come from 31 contributors?including Deepak Chopra, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Betty Eadie, James Redfield and Andrew Weil?who together comprise a who's who of popular contemporary figures in spirituality and healing. The editors divide the pieces into six groups: "The Power of the Heart"; "Heart and Soul"; "Giving and Receiving"; and so on. There are contradictions in approach ("The happiest people I know are people who don't even think about being happy," writes Kushner, while others boldly advise us to make self-love and happiness a conscious starting point), but each offering agrees on the paradoxical need for self-love as a prerequisite to loving others. Only then, the authors concur, can we become capable of forgetting ourselves and opening up to the world outside. Intended to be practical, and based on everyday life, this flip-through guide to a profound subject is repetitive and too simple at times, but it definitely has its heart in the right place."
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About the Author
During his life, Richard Carlson, Ph.D, was considered one of the foremost experts in happiness and stress reduction in the United States and around the world and was a frequent featured guest on many national television and radio programs. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff continued to be a publishing phenomenon with over 20 titles in the brand franchise, two of which were co-authored and authored with his beloved wife, Kris. He died of a pulmonary embolism in December 2006, at the age of forty-five.