The central theme of the book is to:
‘Develop the beliefs, acquire the knowledge and learn the skills to love and accept yourself in order to be able to love and accept others’.
Three principles are central to the book:
We all have a drive towards completion, which influences the experiences that we attract towards us, and our choice of partner.
The relationships you will have are a reflection of your own personal development. So if you want a better relationship you need to develop a better relationship with yourself.
Learning to love is like learning a language, being good at a sport or learning to play an instrument. It is a skill that needs to be learnt.
Here are the heart lines…….
Although I have read many books on meditation and mindfulness, I have rarely read anything about experiencing emotional release. So I just want to tell you about it – just in case you experience it yourself. If you have never felt a flood of emotions or muscle release during meditation don’t worry – this is perfectly normal. If you have – I want to tell you that this is also perfectly normal although I suspect much rarer and nothing to be worried about. The way I look at it is that whilst these emotions and tensions are buried in your body they are not doing you any good so allowing them to be released in a gentle and controlled way when you are in charge can only be a healing experience. Continue reading
I have always read the papers and stuff and seen articles about people who’ve committed suicide and I used to think “You selfish so and so. How can you do something like that?” but there’s time at the beginning where you think – you kind of know how they feel. When I look at my 3 kids, I couldn’t do that to them. I am not saying I have not sat there and thought I was going to do it but I have sat there and thought I understand and can see how you can sink into a mad place, where you just think, you know what forget this. But I have been lucky. I have had so many people around me, who have been tight around me’.