When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (20th Anniversary Edition) (Paperback)

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Oftentimes things fall apart around us, in front of us and we do not see it. We are blind and unable to observe ourselves. Until someone points out that you are a hot mess. It's ok for things to fall apart. It happens to the best of us. The important points are what do we learn and take away from the experience and how do we use this new knowledge and insight into ourselves to come out better than before. This book elaborates on that topic and is a good friend to anyone currently falling apart. 

— Krisy

Description


Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth--now in a newly designed 20th-anniversary edition with a new afterword by Pema--makes for a perfect gift and addition to one's spiritual library.

How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.

About the Author


Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America. She is the author of numerous best-selling books, including The Places That Scare You and Living Beautifully.

Praise For…


“Perhaps what makes Pema’s message resonate so strongly with people, no matter what their religion or spiritual path, is its universality. Each of us has experienced heartache; how we interact with that feeling, Pema says, can create the possibility of a more joyful life.”
O, The Oprah Magazine
 
“As one of Pema Chödrön’s grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart.”
—Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and activist


Product Details
ISBN: 9781611803433
ISBN-10: 1611803438
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: June 7th, 2016
Pages: 176
Language: English