Dr Matthew McKay: Loving in the Face of Pain
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If we know anything for sure about love, it’s that our beloved will change as time passes. They will look different, believe new things and feel new sorrows and joys.
Psychologist and author Dr Matthew McKay has written a new book on how we can keep love alive in an age of impermanence. He talks with Andrew about five ways to keep loving in the face of change, loss or disappointment:
⭐️Truly knowing the people we love
⭐️Actively caring for loved ones
⭐️Setting a daily intention to act with love
⭐️Turning toward the pain of impermanence, not away from it.
Matthew has a strong belief that the power of love continues after life is over, and he and Andrew also discuss how to keep loving and communicating with those who are gone.
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⭐️Matthew discussing his “navigation principle” - a way to see more clearly how we approach life’s big decisions.
⭐️Matthew’s gratitude meditation to help you clean out the wounds of life.
⭐️3 things Matthew knows to be true.
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Read Dr Matthew McKay’s book on the transition to the afterlife: The Luminous Landscape of the Afterlife
Take a look at Dr Matthew McKay’s author page on the Inner Traditions website.
Read some of Dr Matthew McKay’s other books
You might also enjoy Andrew’s interviews with Paul Gilbert on Compassion and Self-Acceptance and with Terry Real on the Five Traps that Undermine Your Love.
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