Start where You are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
This is a beautiful, gift book edition (with a ribbon marker) of a modern-day classic. Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön, author of The Wisdom of No Escape and When Things Fall Apart, presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion toward others. The author shows how we can "start where we are" by embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as:
* "Always apply a joyful state of mind"
* "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness"
* "Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment"
Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our own inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.
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Onecan begin to practice midfulness by reading any of Pema Chodrensbooks however I have given a copy of this book and When Things FallApart to good friends and strangers who were sinking and all have ... Read full review
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"This book is about awakening the heart," writes the American Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chodron."If you have every wondered how to awaken your genuine compassionate heart, this book will serve you as a ... Read full review
No Escape No Problem
No Big Deal
Pulling Out the Rug
Let the World Speak for Itself
Poison as Medicine
Start Where You Are
Bringing All That We Meet to the Path
Drive All Blames into One
Abandon Any Hope of Fruition
Taking Responsibility for Your Own Actions
Communication from the Heart
The Big Squeeze