Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty And Change by Pema ChodronLiving Beautifully: With Uncertainty And Change by Pema Chodron

Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty And Change

byPema Chodron

Hardcover | November 20, 2017

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Best-selling author and spiritual teacher Pema Chödrön shares life-changing practices for living with wisdom, confidence, and integrity amidst confusing situations and uncertain times.

We live in difficult times. Life so often seems like a turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy our world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the comfortable—to our deep-seated habits and familiar ways? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more powerful experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the “Three Commitments”—provide a treasure trove of wisdom for learning to step right into the unknown, to completely and fearlessly embrace the groundlessness of being human. When we do, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live an openhearted life, but we find that we begin to naturally and more effectively reach out to help and heal all those around us.
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 When Things Fall Apart, Start Where You Are, and The Wisdom of No Escape.
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Title:Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty And ChangeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:November 20, 2017Publisher:ShambhalaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590309634

ISBN - 13:9781590309636

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Lovely Read Short and sweet, a simple book for the moments when you need a little more grace and simplicity in your life. Your heart and head will thank you for this one.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book & Thoughts I loved the simplicity, humility and insight that Pema Chodron offers in this book. A great book to read slowly
Date published: 2016-12-26

Read from the Book

"The Three Commitments are three levels of working with groundlessness. Underlying them all is the basic instruction to make friends with yourself—to be honest with yourself and kind. This begins with the willingness to stay present whenever you experience uneasiness. As these feelings arise, rather than running away, you lean into them. Instead of trying to get rid of thoughts and feelings, you become curious about them. As you become accustomed to experiencing sensation free of interpretation, you will come to understand that contacting the fundamental ambiguity of being human provides a precious opportunity—the opportunity to be with life just as it is, the opportunity to experience the freedom of life without a story line."—from Living Beautifully