Why Love Can Never Be Taken from You

Aug 06, 2020
Teacher wisdom from Sharzon Salzberg:

Love is not just a feeling; it's an ability.

Thinking love is only an emotion creates love as something we place in someone else's hands to give or take from us. And that creates the perception within us that we will be bereft when love is taken away - or we are somehow incomplete unless we receive love from someone else.  Yet according to Sharon Salzberg, love is an ability. It's within you already. It cannot be taken from you. Other people may ignite or inspire it, or threaten it, but it's yours to cultivate, empower, nurture, and enjoy. 

Sharon's 7-day Commune course, Compassionate Resilience, will teach you how to look at life through a new lens and reconnect to the limitless reservoir of well-being inside you—especially on difficult days or in difficult times—so you not only have the daily tools to ease anxiety and loneliness, but you will also know how to reclaim your right to live a joyful and fulfilled life.

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Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Her emphasis is on vipassanā (insight) and mettā (loving-kindness) methods, and has been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. Her books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995), A Heart as Wide as the World (1999), Real Happiness - The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), which reached The New York Times Best Seller list, and the follow-up Real Happiness at Work (2013). In 1999, Sharon was honored by the New York Open Center for her "Outstanding Contribution to the Mindfulness of the West."

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