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February 9, 2018

Let’s talk about Love, Sex, Relationships, Loss & Loneliness from a Buddhist point of view.


“And as you and I both know, in our bones, in our blood, in our mindstream, in our calm moments, love is made up of space just as the earth is made up of water.” ~ Waylon Lewis, Things I would like to do with You.

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In his live introduction, Waylon asks himself, “what kind of marriage vow could I possibly take to what kind of person and mean it?” Watch Waylon read and discuss love and loneliness in modern day society from a Buddhist point of view.

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I read from my first book, Things I would like to do with You, at the historic indie Boulder Book Store.

It’s unusual to read from the same book at the same book store a second time—but, somehow, Things has been the bestselling book at the book store over the past two years (largely thanks to the amazingly supportive and encouraging team there—thank you).

We discussed love and relationships and loneliness and what chapter I left out or should have written and commitment and Buddhism and it was all pretty sweet and kind and real and even funny. ~ Waylon Lewis

 

 

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Linda Lewis Feb 10, 2018 3:52pm

Thank you for posting. I watch the whole reading and am sharing. Very good right to the end, esp. the part about not pushing away "bad" emotions like loneliness, etc., and parralleling that with the way society pushes away the elderly, homeless, poor, or sick. A great deal of compassion, genuine compassion can come out of a broken heart, because, as Leonard Cohen said, "that's how the light gets in." Much of your book is about aspiration and longing, and presenting it in a reading is quite vulnerable. But your sense of humor carried you. Of course I'd like you to get married so that--my ulterior motive--I could be an active grandma. But it looks like you're doing a George Clooney, and waiting for your Amal. I still think marriage is worth it, even though mine was a disaster. Marriage in general has been called "the great catastrophy"--meaning that through marriage expectations are shattered and you can really learn beyond your comfort zone. Through having children, all the paramitas (generousity, patience, exertion, insight, etc.) tend to arise naturally. And as VCTR said, "Chaos is extremely good news!" But your fine, even super, as you are. xoxo

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