How would your life change if you genuinely accepted yourself, just the way you are? According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding.
On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough." With insights from both Eastern contemplative traditions and Western psychotherapies, Dr. Brach guides you through a full program of meditations and skills you need to become more compassionate toward the "unforgivable" parts of your self.
As Dr. Brach says, the most difficult - and pervasive - challenge to Westerners today is the suffering caused by our feelings of unworthiness and self-aversion. Radical Self-Acceptance offers a way to break out of this emotional prison, so you can discover the freedom that comes with kindness and true appreciation of yourself and others.
©2005 Tara Brach; (P)2008 Sounds True
this is a great book. It really helps you look at yourself in a different and healthier light. I would reccomend it to anyone who wan to know themselves better and love themselves better.
This book vividly captures the pervasive wave of self aversion that has gripped many of us. It also provides an attainable way out of self aversion and into true self acceptance.
Tara Brach is an excellent teacher. She takes her years of experience and applies her psychological training to give you a very Western friendly approach to dealing with your self. The title is no lie, it is fundamentally a guide to accepting yourself with all your problems and short comings.
Brach presents a unique and powerful approach to solving some of life's most frustrating and challenging dilemmas.
It is one of the best things I have done for myself. This audiobook helped me to understand my (strong negative) emotional reactions, to accept them and to "deal" with them.
Tara Brach is right on point describing the issues with and ways to self-acceptance. She breaks down our mislead thinking and behaviour and gives many examples for easy understanding. Short guided meditations help to deepen awareness of our emotions and to accept us as we are.
Tara Brach's voice is soft and her speech flow is natural. It is easy to follow. She gives you time to reflect.
Helpful wisdom in a kind and generous way. Tara's voice is much more powerful than reading. I've listened to this over and over, each time absorbing a bit more. Knowing certain lessons are important, but I haven't quite acknowledged them internally. Getter closer with each day. Enlightenment.
Material was helpful not repetive and just restated
voice is easy to listen too ; calming
Shame can dictate your life but try not to allow this.
"Clear and inspiring"
How pleased I am to discover the work of Tara Brach on Audible. Her words are truly life changing. I try to begin every day listening to some of this book and have found it not only uplifting and inspiring but a huge help in understanding myself and in practising self compassion.
"So much good content, structured a little randomly"
This book has great content and so so many great teachings within. I found it a bit fast paced ... By that I mean so many poems, quotes, stories etc were coming at you, I think I'd need to listen / read more than once to take it all in.
Wonderful I love all of Tara brachs books so much wisdom highly recommended reading everyone should read her books thank you Tara
One minor criticism: gong/bell at end of the meditations made late-night listening less enjoyable, as the material is otherwise brilliantly suited to soothing a bout of insomnia if it weren't for the sudden unexpected harsh gong sound just as you're finally drifting off!
"Tara brach is wonderful"
if you've ever struggled with loving yourself or self acceptance then I would definitely recommend this audio.
"Radical self acceptance"
So very helpful - I have gained much comfort from this book when I had almost given up looking.
"A beautiful, insightful and inspiring book"
Tara seems to underpin so many things about modern life that disconnect us and offers meditations to encourage a sense of reconnection and eliviate that feeling of "deficiency" - Well explained and guided.
Wonderful to be personally led through this difficult topic by Tara. She has such a beautiful voice (I'm from the UK & I love her gentle US accent) and conveys her words with such warmth that it feels life you are having a personal coaching session with her. I always try to listen to Tara rather than only reading her as it makes her teachings so very accessible.
Read with loving kindness Tara takes on a journey to find true live. Self love. Practically explained in four beautiful steps whilst drawing much from the Buddhist tradition the knowledge imparted is applicable to us all.
"good book but"
I listened to this while driving and I think it needs more attention than that.
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