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The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics) Paperback – August 13, 2002
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"Chödrön has once again proven herself to be one of the very best working in this field."— Library Journal
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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 When Things Fall Apart and Living Beautifully.
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This book has offered me the ability to learn how to sit with many difficult feelings that were unsafe to express growing up with loving kindness, just like I would have imagined a parent might do. Instead of allowing these feelings to push me into actions that are not in my best interest, I watch them come and go in meditation and have learned from Pema how to not get attached to any of them. Because they will surely change just like the weather.
The message is one that will begin to affect your daily life, especially if you are in a meditation practice. If you aren’t, it may encourage you to take up a practice in meditation and of lovin yourself fully.