Courage to Surrender: 8 Contradictions on the Spiritual Path

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Ten Speed Press, 2008 - Self-Help - 150 pages
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Offering words of wisdom for difficult times, COURAGE TO SURRENDER explores eight powerful though seemingly paradoxical spiritual lessons on the path to self-discovery:To reach our destination, we must lose our way.True strength can only be found in weakness.If you seek safety, live dangerously.What you give up will be given to you.The less you do, the more you get done.Only alone can we be together.Only together can we be alone.If you seek eternity, live in the here and now.

Blending Judeo-Christian spirituality and modern psychology, therapist and best-selling author Tommy Hellsten invites readers to contemplate these simple yet profound truths to discover a more fulfilling experience of life itself.

An inspirational guide to embracing the wisdom of contradiction on the road to recovery, personal growth, and spiritual development. Tommy Hellsten's books have sold more than 400,000 copies in Europe.

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About the author (2008)

TOMMY HELLSTEN is a counselor, speaker, and author whose 17 books include the European bestseller Hippo in the Living Room (now in its 29th printing). He has 30 years of experience as a therapist, including training at the Hazelden addiction treatment center in Minnesota and the Caron Foundation in Pennsylvania. He lives in Helsinki, Finland.

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Any funny, strange, or wonderful stories about your book? Once on an airplane I saw a woman reading my book. I asked her if she liked it and she said that it was the most important book in her life. I then told her that I`d written it. She then showed me what she had underlined in it…the book was all underlined in red. She told me that she had been reading the book for half a year and that in a month she would be done with the first reading.If you had to boil your book’s message down to one sentence, what would it be? Strength comes out of weakness.What was the hardest thing about writing a book?Trying to create a language for things that cannot be said. Writing to the mind, but also to the heart.When did you know you were a writer?Maybe after seven books had been published.Who is your hero?Everyone who dares to be true.How do you cheer yourself up when you're feeling down?I take a ride on my motorbike to the countryside. Create space for myself. 

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