When Things Fall ApartPema Chödrön
There is a fundamental opportunity for happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it—ironically while we are caught up in attempts to escape pain and suffering. Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chödrön’s radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and expectations. There is only one approach to suffering that is of lasting benefit, Pema teaches, and that approach involves moving toward painful situations with friendliness and curiosity, relaxing into the essential groundlessness of our entire situation. It is there, in the midst of chaos, that we can discover the truth and love that are indestructible.
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You don’t need any background in Buddhism to grasp Pema Chodron’s messages in this book. I picked this book up after suddenly losing my ability to walk and I still keep a copy by my bed to flip through whenever I need a reminder of how to be present with pain.