Finding a Joyful Life in the Heart of Pain

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Shambhala, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 250 pages
Darlene Cohen discovered the secret to finding happiness in the midst of debilitating pain. She shares her knowledge in her popular workshops and now in this book. Cohen, who has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for eighteen years, was hobbling painfully to her local Zen center one day, when she made a discovery that changed her life: if she focused on the foot that was in the air rather than the one that was hitting the pavement, her stamina increased enormously. It was the beginning of a completely different approach to the crippling pain that had beset her for so long. As she demonstrates here, this approach can be expanded to all types of pain: physical, psychological, and spiritual.

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Contents

Physical Pain as a Model
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The Disinterested Pursuit of Pleasure
43
Controlling Your Sheep or Cow in the Large
51
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