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Open to the teachings of Buddhism and so I thought I might find some insight even comfort in Ms Chodron s wordsAnd I did but this is not a hand holding feel ood book It s blunt in its view of life as I suppose Buddhism tends to be The feel of the whole was to me suck it up and soldier on But do so with the insights of Buddhism and an enlightened point of it up and soldier on But do so with the insights of Buddhism and an enlightened point of And so when facing one of those inevitable times when we are losing it all we can find an understanding of what we re feeling when Ms Chodron saysWe react against the possibility of loneliness of death of not having anything to hold on to Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truthShe illustrates this by describing a pivotal moment in her life when things fell apart In her youth her husband left her and she felt that loss of her whole world with anger and fear But out of that experience she found Buddhism a new life and a new vocation She eventually became thankful for the experience and that is a major theme of the book the idea that life is all beginnings and endings If we can understand that and accept it we can The Laws of Human Nature: Robert Greene go a long way in coping with the bad timesFear is what we re trying to cope with in those bad times As she stated in the above uote we are afraid of loneliness death and aimlessness She asks us to understand that at the start of the book and thenoes on to offer insight to help us deal with it She states what her. Ibrary How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apartwhen we are continually overcome by fear anxiety and pain The answer Pema Chdrn suggests might be just the opposite of what you expect Here in her most beloved and acclaimed work Pema shows that moving. .
Everyone ought to read this beautiful book Pema Chodron does not avoid by encouring us to merely recite affirmationsnor does she have unscientific versions of uantummechanics to describe why we
suffer She teaches us to be present to stay with ourselves and eventually with others Simple She teaches us to be present to stay with ourselves and eventually with others Simple brings acceptance and we are "no longer at war with oursel This is the first book I have read by Pema and found it easy " longer at war with oursel This is the first book I have read by Pema and found it easy readunderstand and practical I was very relieved to read pain is Ok I have always avoided hurtangersadness and always felt like The Race of the Birkebeiners going round in circles with emotions This book has shown me it s notoing to kill me to face true emotions and help me to stop running from myself Will be reading thank you This book is incredible I purchased it for a mindfulness course and loved it so much i bought a copy for my sister in law VERY HELPFUL FOR ANYONE SUFFERING WITH PERFECTIONISM ANXIETY OR helpful for anyone suffering with perfectionism anxiety or it s definitely a book that oes well with meditative practices This book encouraged me to make some very positive changes in my life However I felt like halfway through the book Pema forgot about the topic or ran out of content and focused on meditation for the last half I was so disappointed There were sections in the first few chapters that I underlined but then I skimmed the last half This book s title caught my eye at a time when I felt like things were falling apart for me I ve long been. Pema Chdrn's perennially best selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal rowth now in a newly designed 20th anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema makes for a perfect ift and addition to one's spiritual Whole book is about when she saysWhat we re talking about is etting to know fear becoming familiar with fear looking it we re talking about is The Debt Millionaire: Most People Will Never Build Real Wealth; Now You Can Be One of the Few Who Do getting to know fear becoming familiar with fear looking it in the eye not as a way to solve problems but as a complete undoing of old ways of seeing hearing smelling tasting and thinkingI couldo on and on with such uotes there are so many uotable passages in this book Also ideas that have helped me Such as that things are just not what we think they are we really don t know anything and so we must be careful in our judgments even judgments as to what is ood and what is bad see chapter 1 Because we never know how things will turn outWhen in emotional pain people tend to return to those places they ve found comfort in the past There are times though when those places fail us or don t offer enough comfort If you re at such a place then this book might be of help It is likely to be if you can understand and accept the basic cause of our unhappiness according to Buddhism Ms Chodron states it asThinking that we can find some lasting pleasure and avoid pain is what in Buddhism is called samsara a hopeless cycle "That Goes Round And " goes round and endlessly and causes us to suffer reatlyFrom there you can o on to find out what you can do in your life to address samsara And if you can find ironically that chasing happiness does not bring happiness and running from pain does not eliminate pain then you ll be at a point where this book can hel. Toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom she offers life changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless jo. ,