Day 5: Susan Piver – The Four Noble Truths of Love 2018-05-21T00:09:39+00:00

Day 5: Relationships

The Four Noble Truths of Love: Bringing Mindfulness into Your Relationship

Susan Piver

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What You’ll Learn

  • Learn about the four noble truths of love and how they can be applied to your relationship to shape it from a place of mindfulness
  • Hear Susan’s unique perspective on what you should be looking for in romantic partnership
  • Meet every relationship challenge with indestructible intimacy

About Susan Piver

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including The Hard Questions, the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Her new book is Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation. She is also founder of the Open Heart Project, an international online mindfulness community with close to 20,000 members.

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  1. Jana May 19, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I was so taken by the way you describe the noble truths and your experiences. Really eye opening. The Us is very complicated and I look forward to working more towards this precision. Intimacy has no end! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Nancy May 19, 2018 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Excellent! Thank you. ❤️🙏❤️

  3. Nancy May 19, 2018 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Excellent! Thank you. ❤️🙏❤️

  4. Barbara May 19, 2018 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Beautiful Susan, thank you sdo muchÑ so clear, so simple and yet, so deep.

  5. Geri deGruy May 19, 2018 at 2:45 am - Reply

    This is a lovely way to describe relationship – seeking ever deepening intimacy. Thank you!

  6. Cheryl May 19, 2018 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Thank you for the clarity and the roadmap for applying the 4 Noble Truths to relationships.

  7. fran May 19, 2018 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Susan Piver, thank you so much for your uplifting talk wrapped in tenderness and warmth…”stretch the heart’s capacity to love…..intimacy has no end”

  8. Zim May 19, 2018 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Indestructible intimacy. Every single word was articulated perfectly and hit home, in a good way. Thank you for this.

  9. Paul May 19, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Made me think: We look for someone to make us feel safe and I will hold the awareness of the other person’s presence day a day. I just allow myself to be as I am. Thanks, Susan Piver

  10. Rivka May 19, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Just beautiful. So clear, simple and precise.
    Thank you Susan for your tender guidance.

  11. Sue Vess May 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    I’m an old being and not interested in snagging a life partner 🙂 I’m disappointed that a romanctic relationship , in other words sexual, is the only one you focused on. Yes I know the principles are transferable and i will contemplate how to approach my relationship with my aging mother in this way. But there are so many important relationships in a human life that can be intimate….beyond sexual attraction…i just don’t understand why the focus is so narrow

  12. Esther May 19, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you .

  13. Evelyn May 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I like the way you described the Four Noble Truths. Intimacy in all things. Thank You

  14. Angschel May 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    This talk by Susan Piver left a deep impression here with me.

    Thank you very much indeed for sharing those particular insights on relationships.

    I will search on the internet for the online community mentioned in the text.

  15. Sarah May 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I wish I would have known about your work or heard this before my 25-year marriage failed. At the time, I had a good meditation practice but was very uncertain about how impermanence and marriage vows worked with one another. I felt him slipping away and attempted more intimacy but he had made his decision and was gone. In the two years since then, I have worked on healing and understanding and am only now coming to any willingness to seek new relationships. Thank you for helping me contextualize the next steps.

  16. Nidia A Gil M May 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you! i wonder what you mean by LOVE, specially when you say “You cannot promise to love anybody…because sometimes you love, sometimes you don’t”

  17. Kathy whitson May 19, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you so very much for this interpretation of the 4 noble truths as seen in relationships. I also wish I had this knowledge earlier in my life, but am sitting here now, open to understanding the deepness of intimacy. Your presentation unfolded beautifully, and I am grateful for your presence in my life. I look forward to joining the online community, which at my age is a wonderful new world! Blessed be Kathy

  18. Brenda Henson May 19, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Deep and hard earned wisdom. I wish they taught this stuff in school so kids could grow up with a more grounded view of what successful relationships really look like.

  19. Kathleen Rubin May 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Short and compelling. Thank you for such clarity about the nature of relationships. Meeting the discomfort together means love. This changes the way I look at relationship forever.

  20. Suzanne M Frederick May 20, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    There ought to be a program for kids in school to be practiced at home with parents : specifically calling it what it covers — “Integrating One’s Health Wholely”. Starting in early years of formal education, these four noble truths of love can be presented and practiced in an age appropriate meaningful manner. The program builds upon earlier concepts now presented to each year’s more mature students. Following the thread throughout their years of growth and development as they move more outside their normally (if so) secure parental worlds to larger unknown worlds, they have a foundation to which they have been introduced and can connect.
    It can also serve as a self- monitor, indicating some areas to work on vs. generalizing that you are not very competent at relationships, thus distancing from any possibilities of a positive experience.

    Just some thoughts.

  21. Jesyka May 20, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Wow, “paying attention to the other person” as your own breath. That’s powerful. This video also caused me to think about how I can apply what you present to a multitude of types of relationships. Thank you.

  22. julia davenport May 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    excellent but a little heady at times but why is volume so low on all recordings hard to listen when my family is home!

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