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This ability to love is inherent in all beings, but it’s up to us whether we develop it or not. Listen in to our newest Tricycle Talks podcast for a conversation with Sharon Salzberg, author of the just-released Real Love, about the keys for cultivating this innate, indestructible ability, which can help deepen and open up our relationships with everyone from our partner to a stranger on the street—not to mention ourselves.

 Sharon also breaks down common cultural myths about the oft-romanticized emotion of love, such as the view that it’s a weakness, or the claim that we must completely love ourselves before we can love others.  

By treating love as a moment-by-moment mindfulness experiment, Sharon says, we might encounter a surprising discovery—that the seed of loving compassion has laid dormant within us all along.

Tricycle Talks is a podcast series featuring leading voices in the contemporary Buddhist world. You can listen to more Tricycle Talks on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio.

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