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Leaning Into Love

A Spiritual Journey Through Grief
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Larson Publications
 | 
October, 2014
ISBN:
9781936012725
In stock now: 
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$18.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

“I'll find a way to be all right,” Elaine promised Vic, her dying husband and best friend of 42 years. Leaving the hospital after he passed, she had no idea how. Her uplifting story of love, hope, determination, and triumph is a gift to the half million North American women who lose spouses each year. Leaning into Love captures the heart—from the extraordinary closeness of Elaine’s marriage to how she and Vic transform their struggle with cancer and despair into a conscious relationship with mortality. After Vic's death, Elaine leans into her ongoing love as grief leads her through overwhelming emotional and spiritual depths on a journey beyond their time together into her new life.

Inwardly, Vic is always with me, in some ways more strongly than just after his death. Now he is a constant heart presence. He is my inner husband, as long as my attachment doesn’t stop me from living—and it doesn’t. Instead, his closeness makes me live with more courage, joy, and curiosity… I build my new life on the supportive foundation we created and the person I became during our life together.
 

My daily spiritual practice continues to be meditation, kindness, and the search for beauty and love wherever I find it. I do not forget how fragile this life is.

“Not only a touching and courageous memoir about love, illness, death, and grief, Elaine Mansfield’s Leaning into Love is a manual for healing that offers us the emotional and spiritual tools needed to grow and even flourish through life’s deepest crises.” —Dale Borglum, Living/Dying Project

“…heart breaking and healing at the same time. It is a spiritual as well as an emotional journey, a good companion, a beautifully written story of a woman’s journey through bereavement.”  —Lama Tsultrim Allione, author, Feeding Your Demons

Publisher’s Description: 

"Magnificent, profoundly moving . . . gives encouragement and solace to all." —Naomi Shihab Nye

"I'll find a way to be all right," Elaine promised Vic, her dying husband and best friend of 42 years. Leaving the hospital after he passed, she had no idea how. Her uplifting story of love, hope, determination, and triumph is a gift to the half million women who lose spouses each year. Leaning into Love captures the heart--from the extraordinary closeness of Elaine's marriage to how she and Vic transform their struggle with cancer and despair into a conscious relationship with mortality. After Vic's death, Elaine leans into her ongoing love as grief leads her through overwhelming emotional and spiritual depths on a journey beyond their time together into her new life.

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