Journey of the Heart is a profound and wonderful book. It is a spiritual text on intimate relationship that is grounded in real life, and an inspiration for anyone who believes that a committed relationship can be a process through which two individuals grow." (Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman), I am impressed with John Welwood's thinking about critical issues in relationships and his attempt to ground relationship issues in a larger, transpersonal framework. I agree with his view that difficulties provide us with opportunities to grow, to expand our sense of self, and to connect with others in deeper ways. I enjoyed and appreciated that he sees relationships in the larger context of reality and attempts to ground the ordinary in the transcendent realm. What makes this book helpful is that he offers practical processes which can be used to help persons in conflicted relationships... He offers a conceptual and practical pathway from the ordinary experience of everyday conflicts and issues to spiritual evolution. I heartily endorse his efforts. (Harville Hendrix, author of Getting the Love You Want).
A fabulous book, a deep and profound and caring book, from the Heart, and about the Heart. Required reading for anybody interested in true relationship. Highly recommended! (Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything).
John Welwood's Journey of the Heart is a very timely and helpful book that shows how both women and men benefit from relations based on partnership rather than domination. (Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade).
This book teaches one how to take up an inner position from which one can begin to work on one's most intractable feelings in relation to another person-- so that they become a path of self-development for both individuals. (Eugene Gendlin, author of Focusing).
INSIDE FLAP: Journey of the Heart offers a new approach to intimate relationships-- as a path, an unfolding process of personal and spiritual discovery whose challenges awaken our deepest strengths and resources.
As men and women find that they can no longer rely on old roles and formulas to get along, intimate relationship calls for a new kind of honesty and awareness, a willingness to let go of old patterns and cultivate new powers and sensitivities.
Journey of the Heart shows how we can meet this challenge by learning to use whatever difficulties we are facing in relationships as opportunities to expand our sense of who we are and deepen our capacity to connect with others. By inviting us to bring together life's basic polarities-- male and female, individuality and commitment, love and fear-- relationships teach us to move gracefully with life's mystery and unpredictability. When we appreciate our relationships in this way-- as teachers-- they become both a personal path that refines and transforms us as individuals and a sacred one as well, allowing us to tap into the larger powers of life.
Journey of the Heart takes a sweeping and penetrating look at the most challenging areas of relationship-- passion, vulnerability, need, commitment, disillusion and heartbreak, conflict and communication, male/female differences, sexuality, and marriage-- to show how the greatest difficulties also provide the greatest opportunities for growth, new awareness, and a deeper connection with ourselves, with others, and with life itself.
This book should be required reading for everyone and anyone.
Welwood beautifully articulates the various aspects of romantic love - passion, conscious commitment, conditional and unconditional love etc.
No matter what place you find yourself in along life's path, this book will apply to you in many ways.
An underlying negativism about human relationships and an illogical presentation of case studies detracts from the intention of helping people with their difficulties.Published 1 month ago by Martell Glommen
buy this book. Unlike many prescriptive books on relationships attempting "How To" Wellwood offers a well thought out insightful description of the deeper purpose and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by CGSansone
I think John Welwood is brilliant! I read this book many years ago and it's still my favorite book on relationships.....that's saying a lot since I'm a Marriage family Therapist. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Therese Sorrentino
great book an amazing follow up to the Meaning of Mary Magdalene by Cynthia Bourgeault. I recommend reading this for anyone on the spiritual path to discovering themselves through... Read morePublished 23 months ago by rafael nadal
Welwood teaches you how to look at relationships with a clear eye, and avoid the pitfalls of unintentional, self-destructive behavior.Published on December 13, 2012 by downpete
Journey of the Heart calls us to face ourselves and each other with honesty, awareness and gentleness. Read morePublished on May 30, 2012 by Julia James
I had been wanting to find some literature to define the specific elements on the most complex emotion people experience. I found the definition in this book. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Sapphire
This book should be required reading for everyone and anyone. Now a classic in the world of relationships. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by ReadClosely
This is such a good book.... There are many good reviews on here, so I wont rehash. Its actually hard to explain how good this book is, you just have to read it. Read morePublished on July 3, 2011 by Matthew E. Lockwood