Developing Compassionate Encounters: Illuminating cravings that dominate relationships and clearing cloudy perceptions

I have just discovered Sarah Napthali’s new book, ‘Buddhism For Couples’ and devoured it! I love her warm non judgemental way of writing and sharing of other’s stories and research! There are so many gems in this book for how to relate to our loved ones, I plan to reread it slowly and process it, but just one reading has me focussing on the positives and feeling better about my relationship! Thank you to ‘Unravelling Reality’ for this blog 🙂

Unravelling Reality

Featuring an excerpt from “Buddhism for Couples: A calm approach to being in a relationship by Sarah Napthali.

I have been going through an especially difficult time in my relationship right now, though reading this book is helping to provide insights and understandings to the ever growing complexities of relationships. Below is one important except that seems quite relevant to both myself and my partner currently; I hope I can apply the wisdom contained within and perhaps this well help others in similar situations remember to do this too.

Seeing our partners with a beginners mind  

“Some of us see our partners as a mass of flaws. At the worst of times, we see our partner as a drain on our energy or as best avoided. We may perceive them in terms of an exchange relationship: as someone who gives this much and takes that much. Whichever way we perceive…

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