When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Recommended by Seth Godin, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #4 in Buddhism, Ranked #16 in Meditationsee more rankings.

There is a fundamental opportunity for happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it—ironically while we are caught up in attempts to escape pain and suffering. Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chödrön's radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and expectations. There is only one approach to suffering that is of lasting benefit, Pema teaches, and that approach involves moving toward painful situations with friendliness and curiosity, relaxing into the essential groundlessness of... more

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Seth Godin Author, Marketer, EntrepreneurAlmost the flip side. I'm so much better at [protracted difficult periods] because of Pema and because of meditation and because of knowing how to sit with it and not insist that the tension go away. (Source)

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