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Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old…

Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

by Pema Chödrön

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As usual, this work is perceptive and easily digested. Also, as is common with her other works, Pema Chodron approaches the topic with the knowledge that her readers are, like herself, fully human. If you find yourself in the same emotional rut day after week after year, or perhaps you continue to take the same actions expecting different results, there is something in here for you. ( )
  ScoutJ | Mar 31, 2013 |
It was fine . . . just nothing new. There also was a bit too much "buy more enlightenment from Pema" stuff at the back of the book for my taste. Glad it was a library copy. ( )
  beckydj | Mar 31, 2013 |
Read it a passage (chaper) a day before bed - very pacifying - thought-provoking, instilling hope and peace. ( )
  oklimova | Jul 9, 2011 |
There is a lot in this book, even though it is very slender. I decided to read the book a couple of times first, then do some practice. I am finding it very helpful, though uncomfortable at times. This book consolidates and expands some material I have picked up from elsewhere. ( )
  Flit | May 23, 2011 |
Your life will change after reading this book. It will make you uncomfortable and it will hurt to do this practice, but you will benefit in the long run in ways you cannot imagine. ( )
  seki | Nov 20, 2009 |
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Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.

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