Be Your Shitty Self: An Honest Approach to a More Peaceful Life

Be Your Shitty Self: An Honest Approach to a More Peaceful Life

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by Mark Van Buren
     
 

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Let's face it: we all have a motivating drive to become "better." What we have and who we are never seem to be good enough. This feeling that something is wrong or needs to be fixed causes us to continuously run around, chasing after what we feel will finally fulfill us. But what if these very conditions that we are constantly trying to escape from could be used as a

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Let's face it: we all have a motivating drive to become "better." What we have and who we are never seem to be good enough. This feeling that something is wrong or needs to be fixed causes us to continuously run around, chasing after what we feel will finally fulfill us. But what if these very conditions that we are constantly trying to escape from could be used as a way to awaken ourselves���to connect with the peace already within us?

Be Your Shitty Self is a practical guide that will help you uncover and reconnect with your inner peace. Through concepts, exercises, and practical advice, Mark Van Buren explores how meditation and mindfulness can help you realize that who you are is already good enough. No matter how good or bad your life may seem to be, each moment can point you in the direction of peace, compassion, and awakening. Everything you need is already here in this moment. Just as a beautiful lotus flower blooms from the bottom of a murky pond, so too can your true essence shine from the depths of your shitty self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148723783
Publisher:
Bryce Cullen Publishing
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
148
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Van Buren is a yoga and meditation instructor and the owner of Live Free Yoga Studio in Northern New Jersey. He has a bachelor's degree in religious studies and has been practicing meditation and mindfulness for over five years at Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York State. He has attended numerous silent meditation retreats, ranging from one to ten days, and he even lived at the retreat center for a month.

Although he explains how he is nowhere near "enlightened," his willingness to be aware of and open to all aspects of his life is an inspiration to seekers of all faiths. With his gentleness and humor, Mark is bound to make you examine your own life���just as it is���facing it with honesty and compassion. Mark can be reached directly at .

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Be Your Shitty Self: An Honest Approach to a More Peaceful Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book, easy read and great insight into buddhism and meditation! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title gives you insight on the journey you'll begin when you open to the first page. It was great. The humor is what kept me interested. I'ver ead plenty books on buddhism and meditation so I get alot of repitition. However I enjoyed this book and the humor gave the repetitive insight justice.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt the author had alot of insight into subject matter.  A go to book about feelings and dealing with them in a practical way.   Reinforces the fact that it is ok to be yourself.