When You're Falling, Dive: The Power of Acceptance

When You're Falling, Dive: The Power of Acceptance


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971030916
Publisher: Keep It Simple Books
Publication date: 03/30/2003
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 685,869
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Cheri Huber is the author of 19 books, including There Is Nothing Wrong with You and Time-Out for Parents. She founded the Mountain View Zen Center in Mountain View, California, and the Zen Monastery Practice Center in Murphys, California, and teaches in both communities. She travels widely and often, leading workshops and retreats around the United States and abroad, most recently in Costa Rica and Italy. She founded Living Compassion in 2003, a nonprofit group comprised of There Is Nothing Wrong With You Retreats (based on the book); Global Community for Peace: The Assisi Peace Project; The Africa Vulnerable Children Project; and Open Air Talk Radio, her weekly call-in radio show originating from Stanford University. She lives in Murphys, California.

Table of Contents

From the Author to the Reader
Part 1What Acceptance Is and Why We Resist
What Is Acceptance?2
Turning the Fall into a Dive5
Why We Resist7
Letting Go of Resistance9
What Is Required12
What's Wrong?17
Our Problems21
Switching Off Resistance34
From Unwilling to Willing40
Who Is Afraid and of What?43
Essential Questions46
The Function of Dissatisfaction52
Snug Little Ego Comfort Zone57
Waking Up Into Awareness58
How Conditioning Works: Threatening the Dictator60
Why Wake Up?67
The King and the Servant74
Part 2How to Accept
Terrifying Tumble, Graceful Dive80
Letting Go Into Acceptance82
Acceptance Is a Doorway85
Seeing Through Illusion89
A Clearer Perspective92
The Sequence to Watch97
A Pair of Pitfalls100
Embrace the Unacceptable102
Finding the Switch105
An Example155
Part 3Acceptance, Freedom, and Possibility
We Can Wake Up161
Being Here164
The Zen Fool165
Spiritual Liberation Olympics167
The Breath171
Accepting "What Is"172
The World of Opposites186
Stay Awake197
The Compassionate Mentor198
Steps to Success203
Blanket of Acceptance: A Guided Imagery207

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