When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

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How can we go on living when things fall apart—when we are overcome by pain, fear, and anxiety? Pema Chödrön's answer to that question contains some spectacularly good news: there is a fundamental happiness readily available to each one of us, no matter how difficult things seem to be. To find it, according to traditional Buddhist teaching, we must learn to stop running from suffering and instead actually learn to approach it—fearlessly, compassionately, and with curiosity. This radical practice enables us to use all situations, even very painful ones, as means for discovering the truth and love that are utterly indestructible.
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memzlady
Mar 13, 2018

My doctor recommended this book during a recent health crisis. It has helped me on my journey inward to love myself, relax in my situation, manage fear, practice letting go, and see clearly. What a gentle, loving, healing presence Pema brings into the reader’s life.

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mitchellpugh
Feb 29, 2016

As a Buddhist myself, it is often difficult to explain certain aspects of Buddhism to those who are unfamiliar with it, and live with the Western state of mind. Buddhism isn't about being a Buddhist, it is about using Buddhism to improve on your own life. Pema is able to explain Buddhist philosophy in a simple, yet beautiful way. We tend to overcomplicate the human experience, and Pema is able to simply it and distill it into its universal and basic structure. I think anyone can benefit from reading this book. Buddhism isn't just for Buddhists. It is about self-discovery.

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PJP88
Oct 08, 2014

I am home sick and will bring the book in hopefully by Friday,

A comforting and sane voice for those seeking solace, advice, and healing.

xaipe Nov 18, 2012

I am now re-reading this book after several years and find that I discover new insights. A beautiful book to be read slowly and thoughtfully.

patienceandfortitude Jul 18, 2011

A good book for people interested in meditation, Buddhism, or finding new means for accepting change and growing because of life's challenges.

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itstartswithano
Apr 29, 2011

Easy-to-access Buddhist advice. I'm not a particularly spiritual person one way or the other, but this book was comfort food for my soul.

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jblagsvedt
Nov 18, 2010

If the title scares you, you should read this book. Amazing insight for those of us who keep trying to hold our life together.

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unreg_71576521
May 31, 2010

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