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Living beautifully with uncertainty and change

Author: Pema Chödrön; Joan Duncan Oliver
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 Chödrön 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pema Chödrön; Joan Duncan Oliver
ISBN: 9781590309636 1590309634 9781611800760 1611800765
OCLC Number: 773667683
Description: ix, 142 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The overview. The fundamental ambiguity of being human ; Life without the story line --
The first commitment: committing to not cause harm. Laying the foundation ; Be fully present, feel your heart, and leap ; Staying in the middle --
The second commitment: committing to take care of one another. Beyond our comfort zone ; Breathing in pain, breating out relief ; The catalyst for compassion --
The third commitment: committing to embrace the world just as it is. Nowhere to hide ; Awakening in the charnel ground --
Concluding words. We are needed.
Responsibility: Pema Chödrön ; edited by Joan Duncan Oliver.

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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 Chödrön 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 description.

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