Finding Our Self in Relationship
Harrison offers us a path through the pain of problematic relationships to the love that is already ours. He reminds us that we are already in relationship with everyone and everything.
A sparkling exposition of the heart, Being One demonstrates that the clutter of solutions to relationship problems only adds to the turmoil and sheds welcome light on the meaning of our quest for love. Best-selling author Steven Harrison turns his attention to relationships in this powerful book and further establishes himself as one of the most insightful and provocative authors in the arena of spiritual inquiry today. Harrison offers us a path through the pain of problematic relationships to the love that is already ours. He reminds us that we are already in a relationship with everyone and everything; our problem is that we think we are separate, and in fact, are addicted to our separation.
Being One does not suggest one best way to relate but points out that the clutter of solutions to relationship problems simply adds to the burden. Harrison describes how we spend our life looking for something that is right in front of us—our inherent oneness, our sense of connection and love.
Being One says that giving up the attempt to construct relationship through any traditional maneuver reveals the fact of unity—and allows us to find our Self in relationships. Harrison sheds light on the meaning of our quest for love and relationships in all aspects of human life: marriage, family, work, and more. Those who were inspired by his first book, Doing Nothing, will find new value in Being One.
Being One distinguishes itself from the myriad of books on how to find a partner, how to improve your relationship, how to stay married, etc., by helping us to see that we are already profoundly connected to the people in our lives. All the advice about how to change, improve, and control our relationships only keeps us from experiencing that connection. Like Eric Fromm’s The Art of Loving, this is a book that explores what love is, and as such, it can change lives.
Praise for Being One
This simple, powerful, and enlightening gem borders on the transformative. It challenges us to strip away our deceptions and see more clearly.
—Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
Steven Harrison is an important contributor to the unfolding inquiry into what the true spiritual life is really all about.
—Joan Tollifson, author of Bare-Bones Meditation: Waking Up from the Story of My Life
I highly recommend this original and challenging book for those who want to discover the union of love. Being One could change readers’ lives if they reflect deeply on its contents.
—George A. Maloney, S.J., author of Inward Stillness
Are you attracted to the spiritual life as lived in human relationships, and tired of facile formulas for success? Being One will enrich your understanding of what it means to discover love.
—David Kundtz, author of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going
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