The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

by Pema Chodron
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The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of openheartedness and tenderness. This book teaches us how to awaken our basic goodness and connect with others, to accept ourselves and others complete with faults and imperfections, and to stay in the present moment by seeing through the strategies of ego that cause us to resist life as it is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834821156
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 08/13/2002
Series: Shambhala Publications
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 76,518
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.

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Places That Scare You 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is for anyone who lives in fear and in pain. If you're a spiritual person, or one who tries to become more spiritual, this book will give you a lot to work on, enough to keep you busy until you die. I recommend reading the book slowly, while examining your life thus far as you read on. If you do the spiritual work described by the author, your life will be profoundly changed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The suggestion of the previous review is excellent -- read this book slowly. Or read it multiple times. People spend so much time trying to avoid the inevitable pain in life, and, like avoiding going to the doctor, it usually causes the pain to increase until you must face it. Pema Chodron explains how to go through pain instead of around it, then let it go.
Dhanikachitta More than 1 year ago
Excellent book on buddhist principles. Very helpful.
Arrrrrggggh More than 1 year ago
SHE IS ABLE TO MAKE BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY VERY ACCESSABLE. THE STORIES AND INSIGHTS ARE MANY. SHE HELPS YOU RECOGNIZE HOW OUR EGO REALLY GETS IN OUR WAY.
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Walks in.