"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork — all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled.
Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's 20 years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students.
Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations. Step by step, she leads us to trust our innate goodness, showing how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion that is the essence of Radical Acceptance. Radical Acceptance does not mean self-indulgence or passivity. Instead it empowers genuine change: healing fear and shame and helping to build loving, authentic relationships. When we stop being at war with ourselves, we are free to live fully every precious moment of our lives.
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Like or or dislike her, this is a GREAT book!
Many readers seem to have a beef with her non-purist mesh of Buddhism and psychology. Tara Brach's work is outstanding, on point, honest and user-friendly. If you don't have a pre-existing agenda on what is Buddhism and what isn't, here work is really great and I consider myself a fan. This book is full of heart-felt stories that help us grow.
Audio is flat, sounds computer generated
So disappointed I downloaded a version not read by Tara herself, who is a gifted teacher and speaker. The audio reader sounds mechanical— almost computer generated— and does not convey any feeling or connection with the text. I couldn’t even listen past chapter 1.