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  • The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
  • By: David Richo
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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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How to Be an Adult in Relationships

By: David Richo
Narrated by: David Richo
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"Most people think of love as a feeling," says David Richo, "but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present." In this audiobook, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships - one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, How to Be an Adult in Relationships explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life:

  1. Attention to the present moment; observing, listening, and noticing all the feelings at play in our relationships
  2. Acceptance of ourselves and others just as we are
  3. Appreciation of all our gifts, our limits, our longings, and our poignant human predicament
  4. Affection shown through holding and touching in respectful ways
  5. Allowing life and love to be just as they are, with all their ecstasy and ache, without trying to take control

When deeply understood and applied, these five simple concepts - what Richo calls the five A's - form the basis of mature love. They help us to move away from judgment, fear, and blame to a position of openness, compassion, and realism about life and relationships. By giving and receiving these five A's, relationships become deeper and more meaningful, and they become a ground for personal transformation.

©2018 David Richo (P)2018 Random House Audio

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fabulous

fabulous book. beautifully written. accessible and wise. i strongly recommend it as one of the best self help books i have 'read'.

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I absolutely love this book!

I love the wisdom in all the words presented in this work. It really spoke to me even when Ilistened to it months apart. I listened to some chapters several times to embrace the ideas. The author's voice is hypnotic and soothing. All time favourite. Thank you!

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archaic views of what constitutes a family

I tried to at least sift through to glean some tools and insights. after 2 chapters, I realised that the grating heteronormative views permeates everything. from selective research to quotes from people who lived centuries ago. all only to reinforce preconceived views. hardly qualifies as providing tools to cope with present struggles.

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Remarkable read on self discovery!

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Eye-opening, evokes emotions of compassion, vulnerability, love, kindness. Taps into your triggers and traumas and assists in better understanding how to navigate with them! Beautiful read.

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beautiful

It’s a beautiful read and provides a wonderful challenge.. and if you practice quietly, rising to the challenges here within, the rewards are infinite.

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Very helpful

Great resource to stop overthinking and to change the way you approach relationships. Really liked his voice too, very meditative and relaxing.

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Informed and compassionate

A beautiful book that clearly shows the nature of the human and how we might best move with compassion, confidence and acceptance in an often difficult world.

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Very disappointing

I bought this because of the ratings and just don't think it got close what it promised' Listened to a few chapters, zipped forward a few and just made no sense

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Valuable read on understanding Adulting

The content was informative though a little ethereal at times. The concepts foundational for understanding the qualities and attitudes of a healthy adult in an adult to adult relationship.

There was insight in where gaps in out adult perspective may show up. Worth considering when seeking to improve our relationships with others.

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