Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Breaking Down Love to Practice It in Each Moment

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.

You can listen to this podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes.