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Finding a joyful life in the heart of pain

Author: Darlene Cohen
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 2000.
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"'Enrich your life exponentially,' Cohen advises. If your pain is one of ten things you are aware of, then it constitutes a tenth or your total awareness. Expand your awareness to a hundred things, however, and your pain is only a hundredth of your awareness. With stories, strategies, exercises, and an awareness born of long Zen practice, Cohen shows us how we can lead a satisfying--and even joyful--life in the  Read more...
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Cohen, Darlene.
Finding a joyful life in the heart of pain.
Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 2000
(OCoLC)741524398
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darlene Cohen
ISBN: 1570624674 9781570624674
OCLC Number: 42733655
Description: xii, 250 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The problem: caught under the ever-turning wheel of grasping and aversion --
At Hell's gate: physical pain as a model for suffering --
The disinterested pursuit of pleasure --
Controlling your sheep or cow in the large, spacious meadow --
Ecstasy: the pleasure that refreshes --
Nurturing relationshps --
Mad as hell and can't take one more thing: dealing with the anger pain provokes --
Accessing the body's wisdom --
Connection: turning suffering inside out --
Paying attention --
Swallowing the whole world --
Allowing your life to unfold.
Responsibility: Darlene Cohen.
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"'Enrich your life exponentially,' Cohen advises. If your pain is one of ten things you are aware of, then it constitutes a tenth or your total awareness. Expand your awareness to a hundred things, however, and your pain is only a hundredth of your awareness. With stories, strategies, exercises, and an awareness born of long Zen practice, Cohen shows us how we can lead a satisfying--and even joyful--life in the midst of pain."--Publisher's description.

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