To love other people is one of the central ideals in every spiritual tradition. It's also one of life's greatest challenges. In The Intimate Life, psychotherapist and spiritual teacher Dr. Judith Blackstone describes how the realization of our unified essence - what she calls "fundamental consciousness" - transforms all of our relationships.
"Usually we see and touch only from the surface of ourselves to the surfaces of others," she writes. "But in fundamental consciousness, we are able to see and to touch beneath the surface to the feelings and qualities within - to the whole of their being."
For coupled partners and singles on a spiritual path, The Intimate Life is offered to help us live in genuine contact and ever-deepening connection.