Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change

Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change

Book - 2012
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We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn't we cling to the certainty of the shore--to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chodron teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here--known as the "Three Commitments"--provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 2012
Description: ix, 142 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781590309636
1590309634
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 Cho
Additional Contributors: Oliver, Joan Duncan

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ArtemesiaSpeaks
Jul 12, 2014

This was a truly lovely book with nice little practices to try, or wonderfully written prosaic ideas about how to walk through life with more grace. A great book to read before bed after a long day in a challenging world.

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