The Unshakeable Road to Love (Value Centered Relationships) is based upon Eternal Principles from all world scriptures, including Zen. These tried and true practices guide us to build a foundation in relationships where happiness and well-being are inevitable, and pain, upset and conflict can dissolve on the spot.
A radically different approach to psychology, the material offers a completely new perspective on how to experience fulfillment and what is truly needed in relationships. For example, a foundation of this practice is:
To Be Happy, You Do Not Have To Be Loved, You Have To Learn What It Means To Be Loving.
The book explores the difference between Real and Counterfeit Love, showing how all our suffering in relationships is due to being caught in the trap of Counterfeit Love. This is a Book of Practice. It is filled with Turning Points, Pillars of Love, Interventions and many enjoyable exercises which show you how to practice these principles daily, in all our relationships.
Written by a psychologist, Interfaith counselor and long term Zen practitioner, the book combines the practices and principles of both East and West including all the ways to make these teachings real in our everyday lives.
Reviews for the Book
I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. As someone who has worked for years to unburden my mind with other peoples’ expectations, this book resonated with me on several levels. I have always been interested in combining aspects from a variety of sources to create my own internal Zen. I found this book to be inspiring with a template that is easy to incorporate into any lifestyle. The book is well written and full of wisdom. I appreciate the level of depth when explaining the how and why we wind of in bad relationships. How to recognize the signs and make plans to move forward on a more positive path. This book is honest and raw. There is no sugar coating, and the reader is encouraged to see behavior for what it is and explains the intentions behind it to stop making excuses for things we know aren’t right. The author’s expertise come shining through. This book is thoughtful in the way the material is presented while also inspiring the reader to want more form their lives. This book shows them a path forward filled with acceptance, love, positivity, and success. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from this author! - paws.read.repeat
About the Author: Brenda Shoshanna
Psychologist, author, speaker and long term Zen practitioner. Dr Brenda Shoshanna’s work is dedicated to integrating Eastern and Western principles and practice and showing how to make them real in your every day life. Her work opens your mind, lifts your spirit and makes everyday worthwhile.
Along with providing many cutting edge audio books, Brenda also offers two weekly podcasts, Zen Wisdom For Your Everyday Life, and Your Best Self.
She is the author of numerous books in the spirituality, zen, mindfulness, psychology and relationship genres. Some of her books include FEARLESS: 7 PRINCIPLES TO PEACE OF MIND, THE ANGER DIET: 30 DAYS TO STRESS FREE LIVING (listed as one of the best books of the year by Spirituality and Health), ZEN PLAY (INSTRUCTIONS ON BECOMING FULLY ALIVE), ZEN AND THE ART OF FALLING IN LOVE, ZEN MIRACLES, (HOW TO FIND PEACE IN AN INSANE WORLD), JUST GRAB THE DUST RAG, (CONFESSIONS OF A DELUDED ZEN STUDENT), and more.
Dr. Shoshanna’s books combine spiritual wisdom with psychological insight and practical advice. She has received wide critical-acclaim for her work with excellent reviews from publications such as Tricycle, Publishers Weekly, Body & Soul, Deepak Chopra, Spirituality and Health and others. She has won the NABE Award for the Best Book of the Year in the Category of Health. Her books have been translated into 18 languages, and she appears frequently on national television, in national print, and in major venues online. Brenda has spoken and taught at many universities and has offered over 500 talks and workshops nationally on all aspects of psychology, spirituality and living life to the full. She also hosted her own radio show on the Gary Null network, which offered her a weekly platform to address a wide range of issues dealing with spirituality and self-help.
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