The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

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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 book 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.


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Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.

Author Residence: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Published September 14, 2010 by Shambhala Publications. 241 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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American Tibetan Buddhist nun Chödrön (When Things Fall Apart) teaches an intense form of meditation in which readers are encouraged to become "warr

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