Brilliant. Wish I could thank her in person for this amazingly clear insight. I can't believe I may actually "get it" after all these years. I will be listening to this over and over again. Extremely clear.
Pema Chodren's light, humorous and approachable way allows listeners to be introduced to a concept and path of Tibetan Buddhism that frees us from the suffering of our own minds. She offers practical and applicable tools to stay present to what is, and allow intense emotions to be witnessed and released. There are many golden nuggets of wisdom that everyone should have access to. The more people that truly grasp these ideas and ways of being, the happier and healthier this world will be.
I thought that I was just not able to "Stay" because of my being so new to Meditation, but I just need to learn…Yep that's it, right? I was ready for a much more dull, but insightful teaching. I was so amazed by Pema's imperfectly Perfect quite Normal & Hilarious stories. Thank you for letting me be imperfect while I actually learned how to expect the thoughts to creep in and make them wait until I was ready to deal with my craziness. I was able to really Stay long enough to be able to take on whatever came my way calmly confidently. I will always be excited to learn all I can from such a beautiful human being as is Pema.
we all search for an explanation of what it SHOULD feel like to be Human. we sometimes think we have it all wrong and that for some reason we're not finding the happiness that it seems everyone else has.
She offers a perfect way to be imperfect. She invites you to see that by acknowledging and accepting that if you're human, you're going to feel. Not necessarily feel "good"... Just feel. And THAT is where you find peace and happiness! You find it in the bad stuff. So you learn to "invite" the bad stuff so that you have an opportunity to "know" what it feels like to be human and you begin to rejoice and your heart begins to fill with gratitude.
I could listen to her speak all day. She has an inviting, soft, funny and gentle personality and she allows you into her heart where we all lock away shame and guilt and she shows you that you're not alone!
She has done an amazing job with her journey!
This is an absolutely "must have" and one that I always go back to again and again when I feel any sense of imbalance or negative emotions whatsoever. If you've never had the gift of listening to Pema Chodron, you will be so glad you made this purchase. She's the perfect balance of wisdom, calmness, true spiritual teacher, and she combines all that with laugh out loud humor. She speaks directly to you and the teachings in this book, but her personal story is amazing (you can find several interviews on YouTube with her, including one with Oprah.) If you're looking to find yourself and stop the madness in your head and in your world, GET THIS BOOK.