Susan Piver on The Four Noble Truths of Love

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A Buddhist perspective on relationships

Can mindfulness help your marriage? In this episode of Woman Worriers Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Susan Piver, meditation teacher and author of The Four Noble Truths of Love, about the Buddhist perspective on relationships

So if you’re ever thinking, ‘When am I going to get comfortable in this relationship?’ I invite you to consider that the answer might be ‘Never.’
— Susan Piver

Show Notes:

If you’ve ever wondered why relationships are such hard work, this episode of Woman Worriers offers helpful insights. Host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., interviews Susan Piver, best-selling author of nine books and an internationally-acclaimed meditation teacher, about anxiety, panic attacks, meditation and why marriage can be so challenging. Piver talks about relationships from the within the framework of Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths and both women share stories and strategies from that have worked in their own lives.

Listen and learn:

  • Why relationships fail—and it’s not because you fell out of love

  • Why you can’t meditate your way out of a panic attack

  • Why meditation isn’t for everyone or all situations

  • How meditation helps manage anxiety

  • How the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism apply to relationships

  • What happens when you focus on why you feel anxious

  • Why we feel so much discomfort in relationships

  • The role of attention in relationships

  • The real work in relationships

  • What makes a great partner

  • What qualities are most helpful to bring to the relationship

Learn More:

> Susan Piver’s website

> Open Heart Project

> The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships by Susan Piver

> Progression Counseling


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