Author(s): David Richo
The author says "Most people think of love as a feeling, but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present". This book offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships, one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, it explores the five hallmarks of mindful loving: attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection and allowing.
"Well-constructed and thought-provoking." --Spirituality & Health
"An inspiring and highly practical guide to effective relationships."--Kathlyn Hendricks, coauthor of Conscious Loving and The Conscious Heart
David Richo, PhD, is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and workshop leader whose work emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness and loving-kindness in personal growth and emotional well-being. He is the author of numerous books. He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.