Shelfari edited the description of New Earth Relationships Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
Eckhart Tolle’s "A New Earth" offers a path to greater consciousness, an end to suffering, more fulfilling relationships, and the possibility of enlightenment. In "New Earth Relationships," William Weil combines the work of Tolle with that of our most notable relationship experts into a compelling, prescription for relationships. The goal of "New Earth Relationships" is to have us be brilliant at relationships – and to have our relationship fully support our purpose in life. While it focuses on romantic partnerships, much of "New Earth Relationships" applies to any relationship: friends, family, co-workers, etc. Everyone’s relationships, especially marriages, start out perfect, with the promise of lasting forever. Yet most relationships fail. Both partners have the best intentions, but the relationship fails. Weil asks, “What’s going on here ?” He then lays out a brief history of relationships, to illustrate how relationships got to where they are, and how the past is insufficient to the possible future for relationships and provides a compelling context for powerful relationships. The tools described in the book enable individuals to help each other heal their own path. Time-tested techniques allow couples to create a safe space for each other, to communicate safely, effectively and powerfully, and to allow each other to grow into their full potential. Keen insight and vulnerable personal stories make the book compulsively readable. Weil states that if you are currently happy in your relationship, now is the time to build the skills and tools for a long-term, loving, passionate, mutually fulfilling relationship. If you are currently less than happy, then now is the time to begin to repair things. Weil shows us how falling in love is one thing; staying in love is another – it requires learning how to constantly and consciously “create” your love for one another. It’s easy when you are first in love. But when that wears off, when the little things start to become big things, when you least expect it, that’s when you need a context and tools for excellent communication to keep you and your partner on track. "New Earth Relationships" offers a clear path for reducing suffering and increasing passion and joy in intimate relationships. Weil intends that readers can avoid a future of expensive relationship counseling, or worse divorce, by laying a positive, enlightening foundation for their relationships.