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We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of openheartedness and tenderness. This audiobook teaches us how to awaken our basic goodness and connect with others, to accept ourselves and others complete with faults and imperfections, and to stay in the present moment by seeing through the strategies of ego that cause us to resist life as it is.

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

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GREAT book

This book came to me at the right time because I was ready to not only hear but really receive the teachings. I hope for all that come across this book you open your heart and mind and just listen to this beautifully written book. I hope it benefits you as it did for me. 😊

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Pema never fails with her teachings ! love this

from the bottom of my heart ❤ I continue to listen to her teachings . they truly resonate with me

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l love this book

l love this book. l couldnt find my physical copy so I decided to purchase the audio book instead. Amazing read. Thank you.

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loved...loved...it!

we are all connected with the same fears and challenges. the author is my hero, my saint.

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Enlightening!

Tonglen practice and the path of the Peaceful warrior being in the seat of discomfort completely changed my perspective on pain and life!

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So very clear and helpful.

I really enjoyed Pema Chodron's wisdom and guidance in this book. She speaks so clearly to the Buddhist teachings and how to apply them to our daily lives.

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  • Ashley
  • Coastal Alabama
  • 06-28-18

wonderful!

I loved this book! It was thoughtfully and spiritually provoking. and as all things do, it came across my path at the most appropriate time. I look forward to reviewing it soon.

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Seek first to understand.

You must listen to it over and over again in order to glean the pure teachings.

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The most insightful book I’ve ever read

This self help book is so much more. Not only will you be growing as a person individually but collectively you will be helping the whole planet by becoming a more compassionate person.

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Not up to her standard

The writing, especially in the first two chapters is almost incoherent. The description of Bodhichita is disjointed and unclear. The later text is clearer, but loses its effectiveness without the personal and humorous speech quality of Pema. Very disappointing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-18

Cant stand Narrator

Narrators voice makes me want to merge a bullet with my brain....Shitcanned it 20 minutes in