Filled with quotations from Zen, Sufi, and other wisdom traditions, and informed by the experiences of people from all walks of life, here is a relationship book that will appeal to readers looking for more than a Venus-meets-Mars solution to the complex affairs of the heart. After many failed romances and at the tender age of 22, I was starting to become a little cynical.
If the Buddha Dated was an excellent gateway to spiritual thought for me, and I think it has started me down a meaningful new path.This book is very enjoyable and supremely helpful to everyone I've known who's read it.After many failed romances and at the tender age of 22, I was starting to become a little cynical.Yes, the urge to feel loved and have romance in my life is still there but now I look at it with different eyes--now I ask myself, what is this loneliness signaling? I am learning, albeit slowly, how to soothe my own anxieties and tenderly love myself without resorting to dating.We were once completely merged with our mother and, unconsciously, we still desire that feeling of complete and utter connection. She reminds us that this trap is easy to fall into, especially when first starting a relationship.
We want someone to take care of us, soothe us, comfort us. Kasl is adamant about this fact--that we need to be happy with ourselves and be okay with letting a relationship end, if it does.Yes, the urge to feel loved and have romance in my life is still there but now I look at it with different eyes--now I ask myself, what is this loneliness signaling?Am I loving and nurturing mysel What an appropriate book at this point in my life.Thanks Kris for giving me this book all those years ago when I put it on the shelf unread.There came a moment in my life where I needed to remember how to be authentically committed to a person without being attached to a specific result; to be in the moment with my commitments but no expectations. Thanks Kris for giving me this book all those years ago when I put it on the shelf unread.A truly inspiring conversation with this person led me to consider an approach to life that welcomes the present moment and opens myself to the possibilities around me for love — in essence, the message of If the Buddha Dated.