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  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Endless Satsang Foundation (March 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461031559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461031550
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,030,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book is filled with crucial ideas that help shed some much-needed light on the true nature of love and its higher possibilities." -Guy Finley, author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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We all search for love, but too often we find ourselves in difficult and challenging romantic relationships. Is there a way to find true compatibility and happiness with a partner? In this book, Gina Lake offers a spiritual approach to finding love, asking us to acknowledge and then drop the preconceived ideas and judgments about others that get in the way of developing authentic relationships. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one's true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Trusting Life, Choice and Will, Ten Teachings for One World, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Choosing Love, Anatomy of Desire, and Getting Free.

The focus of her writing and teaching is on helping people be in the present moment and live the happy and fulfilled life that is possible and on shedding light on the ego and other programming that interferes with that. Gina's teachings are most similar to Eckhart Tolle's, Byron Katie's, Adyashanti's, and A Course in Miracles.

She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her website offers information about her books, courses, and spiritual mentoring as well as free ebooks, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings: http://www.radicalhappiness.com

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Gina Lake has a clear way of showing the road to higher love.
Rene
If you are ready to make a change in your life, to let go of the EGOwhich is our worst enemy this book is for you ... really an awakening ...
Elaine Baez
And there's plenty of practical advise in this book and how to maintain loving relationships.
Eric Rehnke

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By thoughtfulwords on August 7, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
In June 2011, I discovered my partner of 2 years, whom I love dearly, had been cheating on me for 3 weeks. I confronted him & he continued his behavior for a few more weeks until the other woman stopped it. In the 2 weeks between the discovery & the end, I immediately began to lose it. The repetitive communication between them was extremely hurtful, but I didn't want to return the pain, yet I was losing my mind.

I practice awareness & consciousness. For the life of me, my ego would NOT let this infidelity go. The pain was too great. I saw this book on Kindle and began reading it. Immediately, I began to get some peace from the teachings. Throughout the last 5 days the affair existed, this book saved me from even more pain than I felt. When my partner & I finally sat down to discuss matters, I was able to approach him with love & compassion I never thought I had. He looked at me in shock. He said "you know this isn't a normal response" and I told him about this book and the impact it had on me.

I highly recommend this book for anyone struggling in their relationship or wanting to be a better human and partner. It built upon my understanding of the egoic thoughts that control our behavior until we become conscious. This book concentrates on relationships in particular & is fantastic for anyone with the basic knowledge who desires to learn & practice non-egoic love.

I appreciated this book so much I emailed Gina Lake & she responded personally. I am honored to be a reader of her work.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Namaste on March 17, 2010
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"In Loving in the Moment, I learned the importance of keeping judgment and blame out of relationship and of bringing an open awareness and loving intent into each moment. Fundamentally, romantic love to me is still a mysterious thing and the compatibilities that lead to its success are quite numerous, as Gina elucidates. But I appreciate her tips for seeing the Divine in the other and how to recognize the ego as it interferes with love and happiness. In relationship or not, any step towards the peace of being is a step in the right direction."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Shelly on March 20, 2010
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"Gina Lake has a way of teaching that is so clear and concise. Loving in the Moment is a very important book to anyone interested in having `real' relationships with another (parent, children, sibling, friend, lover, etc.). Chapter by chapter, Gina illustrates how our conditioning creates anything but a loving, accepting relationship. Operating from our egos much of the time, our main focus is `me' and what I want, how I want it, and the finger pointing of how you are not giving that to me. I have used The Work by Byron Katie and The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle with clients and both are tremendously important tools. That said, Gina Lake's Loving in the Moment, brings similar tools and applies them to the stories we have about love and relationships. It truly helped me see a lot of my conditioning and has been a great conversation starter with my loved ones." -Shelly Holland
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rene on June 23, 2010
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This is a must have book, if you want a TRUE LOVE RELATIONSHIP not only with yourself but with someone else. Gina Lake has a clear way of showing the road to higher love. This book makes it easy to laugh at yourself, but also has exercises to help you make the necessary adjustments to your nature.

Love is the call and love is the answer so much like another favorite ACIM, LOVING IN THE MOMENT should also be required reading. Loving in the moment will unmask you while making a great contribution to your clarity of love and how to move ahead gracefully.

Thanks so much for this gift of love.

Go get it NOW!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 19, 2010
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As an interfaith minister who marries couples, I long to hand this book to everyone on the verge of saying their vows. Yet it would need to be a very special couple who could fathom its teachings--in particular, those interested in understanding how ego takes hold in our lives, obscures our Essence and ultimately destroys relationships. Few buddhist or advaita vedanta writers go where Gina Lake treads, and her clear-eyed descriptions of ego's tricks disguised as personality illuminated many questions about self, other, and behavior that I have had for years. She even gives elevated techniques to deal with the messy habits of one's spouse! If, however, you are expecting to discover something personal about the author from this book, you won't; it is written from the perspective of higher consciousness, slightly impersonal, though never patronizing. Given the depth of the material, however, those readers who have graduated from self-help books just might find themselves seamlessly entering into the state of consciousness out of which these high teachings arose. As such, it's a book you won't want to rush through--and one you may return to year after year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mona on July 19, 2010
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I really enjoyed reading Gina Lake's newest book, Loving in the Moment. She talks about how we often create difficulty in our life due to creating various levels of separation throughout our life. We do this in relationships and through our view/perspective of the world, and so on. The result of feeling this separation is that we move further and further away from Love.
She uses the words Ego and Essence to illustrate the dichotomy that exists with in many of us. Some authors use Shadow (for example) instead of Ego, or True Self (for example) instead of Essence, but the ideas are the same. I enjoyed reading about the tricky ways the ego gets in our way of experiencing Essence and Love.
I also enjoyed how Gina leads us through an understanding of how we have individually and collectively been conditioned to have such separation, and how we can rid ourselves of this conditioning and return to our true Essence.
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