In his highly-acclaimed book, Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships ($16.95), psychotherapist John Amodeo shows how emotionally fulfilling relationships and spiritual development are two sides of the same coin of awakening. He suggests that the Buddha’s teaching about the root of suffering is often misunderstood. It is not desire and attachment that cause suffering; desire is the fire that springs from the basic life force. Drawing upon the science of human bonding, Amodeo illuminates how suffering spreads when we’re disconnected from ourselves and others—and is fueled by clinging to habits and beliefs that divert us from a deeper intimacy with life.
John Amodeo. PhD, a licensed marriage and family therapist for over thirty years, is the author of The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal. He conducts workshops internationally on relationships and couples therapy and has been a featured guest on CNN, Donahue, and New Dimension Radio.
Winner of the 2014 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award in the relationship category and winner of the Spirituality and Practice Award as one of the best spiritual books of 2013
The search for inner peace is often met with what seems like a conflicting path- the irresistible pull of love and connection with others to which we are drawn.