A three-step guide to recovery from addiction to consumerism, self-deception, and life as you thought it had to be.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Josh Korda left his high-powered advertising job—and a life of drug and alcohol addiction—to find a more satisfying way to live. In Unsubscribe, he shares his three-step guide to recovery from addiction to consumerism, self-deception, and life as you thought it had to be.
(1) Reprioritize your goals, away from a materialist vocation toward a fulfilling avocation
(2) Understand yourself and your emotional needs
(3) Connect authentically with others, leading to secure relationships and true community.
Revolutionary, compassionate, and filled with wonderfully practical exercises, Josh will help you lead a more authentic, more fulfilling life.
|Publisher:||Wisdom Publications MA|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Since 2005 Josh Korda been the guiding teacher of Dharma Punx NYC and is a fully empowered Dharma teacher in the Against the Stream lineage. In addition to his weekly classes, and meditation retreats for both institutions, he has led online and residential retreats for Tricycle and Lion's Roar magazines. Josh is widely known for his podcast, which has over 1.4 million downloads, and has written numerous articles on insight meditation for Tricycle, Lion's Roar, Buddhadharma and Huffington Post. Josh can also be seen on Viceland TV Channel’s public-service announcements and his Dharma talks are broadcast weekly on WBAI radio. He lives in New York, New York.
Table of Contents
List of Practices vii
I Death Benefits: Getting Our Priorities Straight
1 Finding Purpose Where There Is None 13
2 How Can We Change? 19
3 Opting Out: Getting over the Fear of Change 27
4 Contemplating Death 37
5 Letting Go of Identity 47
II Emotional Reasoning: Understanding Yourself
6 Self-Integration through Mindfulness 59
7 Looking into the Abyss 71
8 Our Personal Emotional History 81
9 Making Room for Difficult Passengers 95
10 No Way Out but Through 113
11 Greeting What Hides in the Shadows 131
12 The Road That We Are Most Afraid to Take Often Leads to Liberation & 139
13 Putting It All on the Line 147
III Alone Together: Connecting with Others
14 The Importance of True Friends 159
15 Developing Genuine Connection with Others 167
16 Cultivating a Smart Heart 181
17 Cultivating Wise Friendships 193
IV Opting In for Liberation
18 Seeking the Sublime 217
19 A Mind That Contains Everything 229
Selected Bibliography 235
About the Author 247