Birx, E. (2014). Selfless love: Beyond the boundaries of self and other. Boston, MA: Wisdom Publications.
Selfless Love is about how meditation can help us see beyond our small separate ego self to experience unbounded love and live a life of compassionate action. It integrates contemporary cognitive sciences, Zen insights, and wisdom from the world’s great religious traditions to build bridges so we can work together for the common good of humanity and the earth. Selfless Love includes clear, simple instructions on how to meditate. It is important for healthcare providers to be informed about meditation since meditation is being used in new models of psychotherapy and in many healthcare settings to manage stress; decrease depression, anxiety and pain; treat post-traumatic stress; and promote psychological growth. Each chapter ends with a verse to help move the reader beyond words to experience the ineffable – infinite love.