Learning from the Heart: Lessons on Living, Loving, and Listening

Learning from the Heart: Lessons on Living, Loving, and Listening

Here, Dan shares his insights, written with humor, honesty, a gift for storytelling, and breathtaking compassion.Learning from the Heart looks at what divides as well as unites us, including the problems of family life; difficulties confronting todays parents; challenges faced by the disabled and the aging; and issues of injustice that affect the way we understand the world and our lives.Although Dan is now speaking directly to the reader, rather than to his own family, youll recognize the distinctive voice and format that caused an outpouring of e-mail from fans of Letters to Sam: short anecdotal chapters rich in wisdom, generously revealing and deeply personal, and resonating with universal truths.

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Its one of those books that I feel if it comes into your life at the right time then its brilliant but I can imagine that if the timing isnt right this could come across as a little clichéd. I liked the book. And secretly I wanted people to take even better care of me. I wanted them to know how overwhelmed I felt and I longed to hear the words you dont have to worry about anything ever again. I will take care of your life for you. And what were the odds that you would have so many people in your live whom you love and who care about you?

**Gifts of wisdom** What does it mean to be human? Here are just a few of those gifts I unwrapped: What Ive Learned About Love: It seems as if the more we let go, the more we experience love. It is more likely to visit when our desires are quiet, when we dont need or want much, and when we accept that everything we love is not permanent but is with us at this very moment. 22, 19-20) Living Under the Bell Curve: Over the years I have learned that we humans tend to be happier when we are where we belong rather than trying to get somewhere that is not really who we are. Thats the dance Ive observed of being human. 138) What Ive Learned About Wanting: Try to imagine what it would be like if the urgency of your desires simply went away. What if your life were just about as it is now, but your desires turned to simple wishes? 150) Peace Comes Only When We Stop Fighting: But when I can sit with the fear and not try to push it away, I feel great sadnessas I am reminded that my life, like everything precious, is temporary. Thats because, as uncomfortable as it is, the anxiety helps me avoid feeling what I really feel. You will find a human who is tender and vulnerable, one who pursues security, happiness, and love. 168) Sitting here with these unwrapped gifts of wisdom, Im getting a little more clarity about what it really means to be human.

Just like "Letters to Sam", a book that dives into everyday despair and reality in order to find peace of mind and to discover how one can deal with sadness, frustration and the challenges of life that drive us to our limit...

(I will say, however, it's not schmaltzy--he doesn't take any easy shortcuts.) This would make a great gift book...especially for father's day, if your day is into stuff like this.

This is a book to read slowly, learn from it and savor Daniel Gottlieb's writings. I was so captivated by the author that I read the book quickly.

Danniel Gottlieb melalui buku ini mengajak pembacanya untuk memetik pelajaran dari banyak hal yang terjadi dalam keseharian kita.

I would not naturally pick a book like his up. Sometimes I like a simple obvious inspirational books, and I've taken a run at quite a few. I feel pretty full of facts and information, or not want the challenge of a more theoretical book. I've teared up many times reading this book. I think Gottlieb is a JewBu, because he quotes Buddhists, and talked about coming off a retreat, and feeling like the gains were quickly lost. He has to just sit and experience his emotions.

Daniel Gottlieb, Ph.D. Dan began his practice in 1969 after receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees at Temple University. As a young psychologist, his early career specialized in addictions where he ultimately was the director of a community based treatment program in Philadelphia. And for the last three decades, he has been observing life with passion and discussion and learning valuable lessons about what it means to be human and how to find peace in the wake of suffering. Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting "Voices in the Family," an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia's local public radio station. Human." Through personal and professional experience, Dan has learned that our greatest suffering is alienation and loneliness.

  • English

  • Nonfiction

  • Rating: 3.83
  • Pages: 176
  • Publish Date: March 1st 2008 by Sterling
  • Isbn10: 1402749996
  • Isbn13: 9781402749995