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Love For No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love Hardcover – December 28, 2010
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“Marci Shimoff has her finger on the pulse of the greatest evolutionary leap in the history of humanity—our leap out of fear into the attitudinal matrix of love. In Love for No Reason, she provides to the world…a compelling case for the power of love. This book has answers. And Marci Shimoff is a worthy guide.”
—from the Foreword by Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love
“Love for No Reason helps us establish a foundation of unconditional love that supports greater happiness in our lives. Poignant stories and Marci Shimoff’s characteristic insights guide us to understand at a visceral level how we can love for no reason.”
--Dr. Mehmet Oz, coauthor of YOU: Raising Your Child
“Marci Shimoff has written another life-changing book. In Love for No Reason, she lays out a powerful and comprehensive program that anyone can do to experience a more lasting state of unconditional love. If you want to experience inner fulfillment on a whole new level, read this book.”—Jack Canfield, New York Times bestselling author of The Success Principles and cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
"Marci Shimoff once again touches the heart with her new book, Love for No Reason... a guide to creating a life of love and happiness that saturates your soul. Thank you. Marci, for this important and inspiring book." --Mariel Hemingway, Award-winning actress, author of Healthy Living from the Inside Out
"Love for No Reason is a brilliant how-to guide for expanding your capacity to
love. Highly recommended."
--John Gray, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
"There are thousands of books that educate us on how to give and receive love. But this unique and powerful book does that and more--it shows us how to BE love, which is what we are at the most profound root of the Self."
-- Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center and author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
"In ways both profound and practical, this book shows you proven ways to open the gates of love. Grounded in brain science, and illuminated by spirit, it helps you find the love that's already in you and around you. Funny, warm, and with lots of practical suggestions, Marci Shimoff’s voice is with you in every page, like a good friend speaking from the heart."
--Rick Hanson, Ph.D, author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
"This is perhaps the most important book a person could ever read. Love for No Reason is about who we are at our core, and it shows us that the societies we create and the lives we live are a product of how we love. Marci Shimoff not only offers hope, she gives us a roadmap showing what we can do to improve our lives and the lives of others." --Roko Belic, Academy Award-nominated film director, Genghis Blues and Happy
"Love it! Marci Shimoff has written another book that will help millions of people. It comes in exactly the right doses of insight, research, compassion, and human, heartfelt sharing. Love for No Reason is a gem with loads of helpful information that’s instantly applicable! And the reminder that love conquers all is the exact prescription for what the world needs most today."
--Mike Dooley, author of the NY Times bestseller Infinite Possibilities
"What the world needs now is Marci Shimoff and her extraordinary handbook on
how unconditional love can end heartache, feed the soul, and light the world."
--Lynne McTaggart, author of the bestsellers The Field and The Intention Experiment
About the Author
Marci Shimoff is a celebrated transformational leader and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In addition to authoring the worldwide bestseller Happy for No Reason, she is the coauthor of six of the top-selling titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a featured teacher in the international movie and book sensation The Secret. President and cofounder of The Esteem Group, Marci delivers keynote addresses and seminars to corporations, women’s associations, and professional and non-profit organizations. Over the past 28 years, Marci has inspired millions of people around the world, sharing her breakthrough methods for personal fulfillment and professional success.
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The author, along with Carol Kline (the book is a "with" with her), interviewed over 150 of what they call "Love Luminaries," people who radiate love, many of which are famous authors, spiritual leaders, teachers, or scientists who study the neurophysiology of love. They also conducted a survey on their website about unconditional love. The conclusions are drawn from this data and include powerful points such as: "love is a practice, not something that just happens to you or that you get from other," and "Love is actually a skill we can develop." There also seems to be a "love set point" that we gravitate to until we learn to expand beyond that.
Because Marci had written a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, she also knows the power of a good story. So the book begins with a powerful story of unconditional love that a man displayed to a stranger, risking his very life to save hers. (This is sure to set the tone for the book by eliciting tears and awe as you read it.) Each chapter has a couple of stories as well to represent various points. One that I especially enjoyed was about a woman who needed a second liver transplant until she performed "inner surgery" on herself, dissolving her anger and loving herself. She became healthy then, and is vibrant and in no need of another liver 18 years later.
Part 1 lays out a new paradigm of love. Part 2 is a how-to guide. The author believes there is a "love body" just as there is a "pain body" (as Eckhard Tolle speaks about) and that each chakra is related to the love body. There is a chapter corresponding to each chakra. Each of these chapters has two keys (for example, the root chakra keys are "Get grounded" and "Sense your support"), and each key has an exercise to do. Many of these exercises come from Love Luminaries. Part 3 contains guidelines for keeping the Higher Love in your life, and includes a resource section. Each chapter has a great summary of the action steps to take.
At the end of the book are biographies of many of the Love Luminaries, quite a few of which are famous and familiar names. This is followed by an even more complete list of various Love Luminaries and their web sites. Some of the famous methods and institutes cited include EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques), Nonviolent Communication, the Heartmath Institute, the mirror technique, and more.
Cultivating unconditional love by using these techniques is sure to change your life. The author says your health and immune system will improve; if you are single, you will increase your ability to attract a loving partner; your life will flow with more creativity and effectness; and you will be a better parent, of course.
The enthralling stories narrated by the fourteen love luminaries in this book, the scientific research of the Institute of HeartMath about the significance of love for a healthy, wholesome life and many other studies the author refers to in the book, provide the reader a firm grounding to start walking on the path of love.
This book is meant to be read again and again. I was affected by it so much, when I revised my book 'Living with Saints and Sages', its
title was changed to; 'Limitless Love, Truly We are That' I have changed the title again to 'From Fear to Limitless Love, Your Path to Finding Self-Worth, Harmony and Bliss.'
Better yet, this volume gives dozens of tips, techniques, and methods to enable you to enhance the Universal, internal love energy that is the essence of who we are. These techniques are related to each chakra. Here are the names that Marci gives to each chakra - starting at the root chakra and going up to the crown chakra on the top of the head:
1. The Doorway of Safety
2. The Doorway of Vitality
3. The Doorway of Unconditional Self-Love
4. The Doorway of Openness
5. The Doorway of Communication
6. The Doorway of Vision
7. The Doorway of Oneness
The ancient Perennial Philosophy of perfect Enlightenment, of eternal Oneness with the God-Self within each of us, has made its glorious appearance again in 21st century garb. May 100,000,000 people read this book. It is one of the most profound and uplifting books I have ever read. Buy it. Read it. You will not regret it.
This is the second book in the ". . for No Reason" series by Marci Shimoff. This goes to a far deeper cosmic level than "Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out," which remains an excellent volume.
It's so easy to read, and so practical. People are always telling us to be more loving, but how do you do it? Finally, along comes a book that details how. Easy step by step instructions, and you don't have to do the sort of endless detailed internal inquiry that most 'how to love' books promote. A few simple questionnaires along the way and you're started.
I'm a real fan of this author and will now go back and read the earlier book "Happy for no reason".
Thanks Marci. I really appreciate your efforts. They've been well spent for this reader!