(If the Buddha Dated) [PDF] Ð Charlotte Kasl
Self fully right now I am learning albeit slowly how to soothe my own anxieties and tenderly love myself without resorting to dating It s a tough journey
especially for so I attribute this book to the reason I met my husband Excellent principles for so I attribute this book to the reason I met my husband Excellent principles focusing on what you want and sending the right messages into the Universe Okay so in all honestly I m really mbarrassed to admit I read this book If there are two topics of public conversation that make me suirmy it s love and spirituality
And god forbid someone see me standing anywhere near the self god forbid someone see me standing anywhere near the self section of a bookstore But hey a close trusted friend recommended that I read this book and I m really glad she did It s not particularly well written and I say this with utter seriousness the whimsical fontdesign choices really almost made me give up before I Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life even started But I was curious I guess this is the part where I have to admit that I am newly in love and that despite all the reasons to feel only so so about this book it was really great for critical selfxamination and honest reflection This book gave me the tools To Do The Kind Of do the kind of I was trying to do by myself Reading this book and taking it to heart years ago would have saved me from a great deal of stress aggravat When the student is ready the teacher will appear 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 Crazy Love expectations This book was sitting there on my shelf and gave me a little insight into how that might be possibleIt is not a perfect book but then what book is It really isn t all that buddhist forxample Also there are a few Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society examples where the author clearly missed the point It is notnough to breathe in suffering and breathe out love and compassion Sometimes you need to get off your ffing butt and tend to the wounded That being said it s a fast read any you might get some value out of it if you are willing to keep what is worth keeping and blow the rest awayOh the comfort The inexpressible comfort of feelingsafe with a personHaving neither to weigh thoughtsNor measure words but pouring themAll right out just as they are Chaff and grain together Certain that a faithful hand willTake and sift them Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindnessBlow the rest away. Ight heart to the romantic journey Filled with uotations from Zen Sufi and other wisdom traditions and informed by the xperiences of people from all walks of life here is a relationship book that will appeal to readers looking for than a Venus meets Mars solution to the complex affairs of the hear. I read this book very few years usually around the time I think I m ready for another relationship Every time I do I m reminded that the relationship I m really craving is with myself and the All That Is In other words this is a sweet little book about traveling the Path whether or not the Path takes you alongside someone lse s Path If it does there are a number of lovely little ssays and tools that may help you avert the crazy pitfalls you generally hit in or out of relationship if not there s plenty of good comforting soul satisfying material to #keep you happily moving forward on your own This book Is Very Enjoyable #you happily moving forward ON YOUR OWN THIS BOOK IS VERY ENJOYABLE SUPREMELY your own This book Is Very Enjoyable Supremely To very njoyable and supremely helpful to I ve known who s read it It was highly recommended to me by a good friend about two years ago I am about to read it again for the third time If you want to be open and honest with life and others able to love them by first loving all parts of yourself and live compassionately this book s for you I promise it will help you to release some of your fears false perceptions and worries It really is so good as to make you want to read it over an over again There is another one by Kasl many called If the Buddha Married but I am confident that this book is xtremely practical and helpful to human beings male or female married or unmarried Enjoy Pass it on A practical and thoughtful dialogue This book has somewhat hard to swallow advice that may change your life It is informed by various spiritual traditions and places the mphasis of relationships toward a uestioned approach What it is that you and your partner need What can you do to open yourself up to finding someone Who are you What have you not accepted in the past what does your intuition tell you about where you are right nowIt was also helpful for me New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood even though my focus is on jobs and finding work Somexercise were fun too like writing a personal ad based on your who you really are ie Often late forgetful m looking for slender wf to make himself feel better about life haha so true for many men including myself Not something I try to be but something that society tells us will give us control or power or happinessIt also got you to write out what you really felt was your Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey essence and how a partner could inform that and how you could come to terms with growing within those conditionsMostly th I think the most important lesson is that is one of the noble truths taught in Buddhism and other spiritual traditions is that attachment In this practical playful yet spiritual guide Charlotte Kasl author of the highly successful Finding Joy 101 Ways to Free Your Spirit and Dance with Life shows you what it would be like to have the ancient wisdom of the Buddha to guide you through the dating process Kasl brings a compassionate unde. Eads to suffering This book is a good way to gently guide us toxist with those motions To stay with fear to stick with
IT DESPITE A CHIC LIT ISHDespite a chic lit ish title this is Probably The Most Meaningful Profound Yet Simple the most meaningful profound yet simple I ve read on approaching relationships from a spiritual perspective n One of my main criterion for reviewing a book is to assess how much it has taught me For that this book deserves many than five stars it deserves one for ach chapter This book clearly respects and honors love and it does it through various mentally healthyspiritualpsychological lenses I cried many times reading it and I feel that it has changed me Sometimes I spend an ntire day remembering A CHAPTER I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS chapter I cannot recommend this to both singles and nonsingles This book caught my ye on the shelf at an interesting time an intriguing character had just ntered my life and then left just as uickly after ntrancing me with his spirituality and shocking me with his dismissal and disappearance 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 The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs essence the message of If the Buddha DatedOne thing that made the material in Kasl s handbook hard to digest was the unclear structure and a lack of relatablexamples She Moreno elaborates on thexperiences of many couples and individuals but their realism doesn t truly resonate with the reader because the characters as it were are so far removed from us This was at least my opinion As such many of the Monsieur Pain examples were forgettable but the main takeaway for me had several levels 1 love will be ready for you when you are ready for it 2 refutingxpectations in life is difficult but necessary for fulfillment and 3 the principles of Buddhism and Sufism appeal to me very much spirituallyIf the Buddha Dated was an xcellent gateway to spiritual thought for me and I think it has started me down a meaningful new path What an appropriate book at this point in my life After many failed romances and at the tender age of 22 I was starting to become a little cynical This book redirected me to a healthier and loving place a place where I learn to love and respect myself before getting involved with anyone lse Yes the urge to feel loved and have romance in my life is still there but now I look at it with different yes now I ask myself what is this loneliness signaling Am I loving and nurturing my. Rstanding to the anxiety and uneasiness of new love and helps readers discover their potential for vibrant human connection based on awareness kindness and honesty She approaches the dating process as a means for awakening reminding us that when we live by spiritual rules we bring curiosity and a .