by Pema Chodron
Life is uncertain and the struggle to feel safe, secure, and grounded is no stranger to any human. In this book, Pema magnificently breaks down the Buddhist instructions on dealing with life's unpredictability by explaining the Three Vows: Pratimoksha, the commintment to do no harm; Bodhisatva, the commitment to devote one's life to helping others, not matter who they are; and Samaya, the commitment to seeing the world exactly how it is without running away.
THINGS FALL APART
“When you wake up in the morning and out of nowhere comes the heartache and loneliness, could you use that as a golden opportunity? Rather than persecuting yourself or feeling that something terribly wrong is happening, right there in the moment of sadness and longing, could you relax and touch the limitless space of the human heart?”
THE HEART OF THE BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS
Thich Nhat Hahn
"If the positive seeds in us grow stronger day and night, we will be happy and we will make the people we love happy. Recognize the positive seeds in the person you love, water those seeds and he/she will become much happier."
Thich Nhat Hahn
Ever get angry? Then this book will serve you well and make you take a look at anger differently for life. Rather than fanning the flames, this book encourages cooling the flames, taking care of your flames, and even loving the flames. I don't know how I made it this far in life without Thich Nhat Hahn's wisdom, but I am glad and grateful to receive it now and forever.
Would you like to live as your highest self? A self that has shed the layers of self-doubt and negativity that permeates our modern culture? This book encourages us to raise our vibrations and live our fullest lives with grace, service, and compassion. A guided meditation is included at the conclusion of each chapter.
THE CONSCIOUS PARENT
Shefali Tsabary, PhD
"As parents, unless we learn to live from being rather than doing, listening to our inner voice instead of being driven by external factors, the parent-child journey will be fueled by anxiety and drama. When we shift from ego doing to authentic being, our worldview changes."