We all struggle at times with how to bring meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of relationship—especially when we may find that we’ve forgotten our inherent interrelatedness. As a result, many of us struggle with persistent feelings of isolation and anxiety.
This book offers the solution: an inspiring set of principles and practices for deepening intimacy and remembering the interconnection that is our birthright. It’s a guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships—with oneself, one another, and the planet.
Deborah Eden Tull combines heartfelt personal stories—sharing her journey from seven years as a monastic in a silent Zen monastery to living and teaching in the megatropolis of Los Angeles and beyond—with teachings and mindful inquiry to help the reader connect personally with the principles of Relational Mindfulness. In gentle yet powerful tone, she covers topics ranging from balance and personal sustainability to sexuality to conscious consumerism.
Relational Mindfulness is based on the simple understanding that the most subtle form of love is attention. While a revolution usually means to evolve and change, this shift is actually a return to a simple and sacred understanding we seem to have forgotten—one we can only remember when we are present.