“To live in accord with love is to set your heart on fire. In the crucible of such an inferno all convention burns away. What’s left is an entirely new kind of existence, one full of passion, presence, and infinite possibility.”
This book is a wake-up call from your own heart. It is a roadmap to love--not
the romantic, familial or platonic kind, but a love that most of us have rarely tasted. This love exists prior to and apart from any specific type of expression. It is a dynamic, primal force that connects us with the surrounding universe, and provides the key to our deepest and most lasting fulfillment if we can learn to tap into its awesome power.
Raphael Cushnir’s own experience has taught him that we often close ourselves to love–that life’s challenges, losses, and disappointments can shut us down emotionally and physically, leaving us stagnant in our work and relationships, and feeling empty and alone. Setting Your Heart on Fire
presents his invigorating, step-by-step process for reopening and reawakening your heart and spirit, and for learning to use this ever-present love to blaze through any obstacle you may face.
The Seven Invitations in this book will guide you through a courageous assessment of your choices, emotions, behaviors, and beliefs, revolutionizing your approach to stress and adversity, and revealing a brand new way of thinking and being. In accepting the Invitations, you will learn how to let go of harmful thoughts and heal deeply rooted emotional wounds. You will begin to open yourself to love’s creativity and wisdom, struggling less yet achieving more. You will discover how to infuse everyday experiences with a breathtaking sense of joy and wonder. And your relationships - with family, friends, co-workers and romantic partners - will become a vehicle for profound and thrilling change.
Each Invitation provides practical, easy-to-grasp examples that allow you to put its teachings immediately into practice. Over time, you will learn to access love in even the most difficult situations, unlocking the door to a fearless, authentic life. When your heart is on fire, the whole world is transformed by its light.
“I love Raphael Cushnir!”
--Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is
“Raphael Cushnir's new book is a practical manual for the heart, a powerful invitation to live with love as the guiding force in all of our relationships: with self, with another, with the world.”
--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
“This book can change your life. Beyond self help, it will introduce you to a whole new level of freedom and joy. Raphael's insights and exercises come directly from his own experience. I use them every day - at work, with family and friends, and in the way I see and experience the world.”
--Josh Baran, author of 365 Nirvana Here and Now
"Raphael Cushnir opens an intelligent, blissful path that any of us can benefit from. I heartily recommend this book to all seekers on the path of spiritual wisdom and love."
--Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within and Awakening theBuddhist Heart
"Cushnir invites the important themes of transformation to be orchestrated into a full symphony of life. The energy, the harmony and the resonance of this book sings the eternal music of the heart."
--Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect and Music and Miracles
"An enticing invitation to awaken to love in every moment"
--Tara Bennett-Goleman, author of Emotional Alchemy
From the Hardcover edition.