395: Susan Piver on The Four Noble Truths of Love


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Susan Piver is a New York Times bestselling author of 9 books and a renowned Buddhist teacher. Her book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships walks us through the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism as they apply to relationships.

In this special episode pulled from our archive, Susan and Eric discuss her interpretation of the four noble truths and how she applies this wisdom to love and relationships.

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In This Interview, Susan Piver and I discuss The Four Noble Truths of Love and…

  • Her book, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships
  • The emotions underneath fear, hatred, and greed
  • Depression being a calcified sadness
  • The four noble truths of love
  • Feeling your feelings without the story and ask yourself what it feels like in your body and environment
  • Differences between anger and irritation in the body
  • How enormous space opens up when we drop expectations
  • The threefold path: Precision, Openness, Going beyond
  • The role and importance of good manners and honesty in relationships
  • Opening to the other person as they are in a relationship
  • Intimacy in relationships has no end
  • How you can’t think your way into intimacy or inspiration – they come when you make the space
  • Passion between two people will constantly arise, abide, and dissolve
  • Relax with what is and space will open up
  • Her interpretation of the concept of non-attachment/detachment
  • A spiritual practice frees people up to feel everything in the moment, as it is
  • Your life IS the spiritual path
  • In meditation we’re not trying to get anywhere, we’re trying to BE somewhere
  • Meditating In’t about focusing on something but rather, bringing the brain down from some dreamworld into reality in the moment

Susan Piver Links:

Susan’s Website



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