The Present Heart

The Present Heart After a chance encounter with a handsome idealistic stranger on a plane in Polly Young Eisendrath rediscovered Ed Epstein a decade later when she least expected it After untangling themselves f

  • Title: The Present Heart
  • Author: Polly Young-Eisendrath
  • ISBN: 9781609613600
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After a chance encounter with a handsome, idealistic stranger on a plane in 1969, Polly Young Eisendrath rediscovered Ed Epstein a decade later when she least expected it After untangling themselves from their existing relationships, they married in 1985 and spent the next 25 years together They were soul mates, but in 2001, Ed at the vital age of 53 began to show signAfter a chance encounter with a handsome, idealistic stranger on a plane in 1969, Polly Young Eisendrath rediscovered Ed Epstein a decade later when she least expected it After untangling themselves from their existing relationships, they married in 1985 and spent the next 25 years together They were soul mates, but in 2001, Ed at the vital age of 53 began to show signs of Alzheimer s disease Over the next 10 years, as her husband gradually reversed his mental maturity, Young Eisendrath was faced with the question, what is love The Present Heart is an insightful journey of living in the present moment In a deeply moving yet unsentimental voice, Young Eisendrath draws on her lifelong practices of Buddhism and psychoanalysis and her own unique view of love, as well as a circle of profound thinkers including author Abigail Thomas, psychoanalyst Nancy McWilliams, and Buddhist teacher Shinzen Young.A thoughtful meditation on the human experience, The Present Heart shows how our most intimate relationships, often the source of our greatest pain, can prove to be our path to spiritual enlightenment The book offers a new perspective on how to maintain engaged, reciprocal relationships with a partner, parent, child, or friend under any and all circumstances.

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    • If Western Buddhism has been shaped by its ongoing dialogue with Psychology, it’s in part due to the existence of a remarkable cohort of psychologist-practitioners who are also gifted writers. I include psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers such as Jack Kornfield, Larry Rosenberg, Barry Magid, Harvey Aronson, Jeffrey Rubin, Mark Epstein, Jeremy Safran, Bob Rosenbaum and Polly Young-Eisendrath in this elect group. Young-Eisendrath, a Vermont-based Jungian psychologist and Buddhist pr [...]


    • Polly Eisendrath’s marvelous new book illuminates the nature of true love, which she calls “the meeting of truth and love,” where each person becomes a mirror for the other, a constant witness to the beloved’s heart, mind, words, and actions. Only when we support one another fully in this way, without illusion or criticism, can we enter into a deep and unguarded relationship in which we accept and embrace each moment as it reveals itself—and then move forward.Polly is a strong woman, n [...]


    • "The Present Heart - A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Discovery" is a moving and powerful reflection on what it means to truly be in relationship. Polly Young-Eisendrath, the book's author, writes a main storyline of her relationship with the love of her life and husband of many years, Ed Epstein, as they confront Ed's devastating early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Included with Ed and Polly's story are portrayals of other relationships in Polly's life, past and present, that help illustrate Polly's in [...]


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