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Sooner or later there arises in every human heart the desire for holiness, spirituality, God, call it what you will. One hears mystics speak of a divinity all around them that is within our grasp, that would make our lives meaningful and beautiful and rich, if we could only discover it. Instead, there is heartache everywhere, loneliness, fear, confusion, inner conflict, outer conflict.  

In this spiritual masterpiece, Anthony de Mello opens you to the possibility that there is a way of getting rid of all of that. There is a way to transcend the sad condition wherein you are always wanting to change yourself, wherein your self-intolerance grows with every effort you make to improve yourself at the cost of struggle and pain. Anthony de Mello invites you to suppose a way of being in which you desist from all efforts to change yourself and from all self-dissatisfaction. Would you then think that you were doomed to go to sleep having passively accepted everything in you and around you? 

The Way to Love reveals that there is another way besides laborious self-pushing on the one hand and stagnant acquiescence on the other. It is the way of self-understanding. These things in you that you struggle to fix just need to be understood. If you understood them, they would change, and you would discover that here and now is all is well. Though everything seems a mess, all is well. You would discover that you are already happy and fulfilled right now, and always have been, though you don’t yet know it.

©1995 The Center for Spiritual Exchange (P)2020 The Center for Spiritual Exchange

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The book is great but the narrator and the sound is not so good,can be better.

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  • 11-02-21

Excellent if not for quite wooden performance

The content is rich with excellent life lessons and guidelines to a happier and healthier world. However compared with Awareness this loses a lot of the magic due to a wooden recording. Still excellent.

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  • 13-01-21

Life Changing

One of the most beautiful works of mankind. Wisdom beyond all means is in this book.

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  • Raphael Candido da Silva
  • 11-12-20

Great book, bad audio quality though

I love this book, but unfortunately the audio is not very good. Too many flawed pieces in the audio in which, apparently, a word or two are missing. Would love to see this great book with a better audio.

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  • Michael Dinneen
  • 15-02-21

Catholic mystic

DeMello is the best for intro to contemplation and Christian mysticism, he is an awesome companion for these crazy times

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-21

Bad audio quality

I heard a lot of great things about this book, so I was excited to listen to it. The audio quality, totally ruined it for me though. I wasn't too thrilled with the content either. Maybe it's because I've read a lot of self-help books and I've heard a lot of these ideas before. Maybe someday I'll buy a physical copy of the book and see if that clicks with me more.

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  • Morton
  • 26-01-21

Good, but others of his are better

I liked his other works much better. The audio in this one is also poor quality.

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  • Sherley F.
  • 25-10-20

best book ever read

I love the author and everything he writes about. he is the best, always tell the truth about our conditions as human