When learning to play guitar, I wanted to play multiple songs right away. We often equate having fun with having it all right away.“Sometimes when you lose your way, you find yourself.” ~Mandy Hale Ever since I can remember, I was determined, even desperate, to find love. Again, I would find myself back on the dating scene desperately looking for Mr. A relationship, a breakup, serial dating; a relationship, a breakup, serial dating … I believed everything would be all right if only I had my man. I had no clue how to build a relationship with a man. After a few months I would feel drained and the relationship would come to an end. Because of my low self-esteem and desperation, I often ended up with men who were not ready to commit or couldn’t give me what I needed.After many failed romances and at the tender age of 22, I was starting to become a little cynical. Pull them into your peace.” ~Kimberly Jones I was finally in a solid place when I met my now-ex-boyfriend earlier this year.In this practical, playful, yet spiritual guide, Charlotte Kasl, author of the highly successful Finding Joy: 101 Ways to Free Your Spirit and Dance with Life, shows you what it would be like to have the ancient wisdom of the Buddha to guide you through the dating process.
I’m guilty of falling into this trap, although I never wanted to admit it. I directly contributed to everything I couldn’t stand about dating in the 21st century and didn’t even realize it. I had no idea what I was doing, only because I never took the time to learn the art of dating and to master the art of love.
When I first met my ex, who I’ll call Alex, it was love at first sight.
I was completely infatuated with this talented individual from Seattle who made beautiful paintings and music.
I had created some healthy habits for myself and was fully recovered from the eating disorder that had ruled my life for eight years prior.
Things had turned around completely for me, as now I was getting my first novel published and had a flourishing greeting card line.