John Amodeo, Ph.D., MFT, is author of Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships, which won the Spirituality and Practice Award as one of the best spiritual books of 2013. It also won the 2014 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award in the relationship category. The book bridges the gap between the quiet depths of spiritual practice and the passion of intimate relationships. His other books include The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal. He co-authored with Dr. Sue Johnson a chapter on EFT and Buddhism in The Emotionally Focused Casebook. He has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for over thirty years in the San Francisco Bay area and has conducted workshops internationally on relationships and couples therapy. He is an adjunct faculty member of Meridian University and a former writer and contributing editor for Yoga Journal. He has appeared as a media guest on CNN, Donahue, and New Dimensions Radio.
An authentic spiritual path allows us to see things more clearly—connecting us more intimately with each it and with our environment. Perhaps these reflections will (in some small way) help you awaken more fully to the joy and preciousness of being alive—cultivating wisdom, kindness, and a more poignant connection with yourself, others, and life itself.