on April 6, 2013
This book has changed my life. On the outside I was succeeding in life, but in the inside I was numb. I was burned out from the challenges of life, job and difficult persons. It evolved so that I was doing life versus living life. My feelings became a flat line, no deep lows nor highs.
It was discouraging to think of reading this recommended book and having another thing to do, to learn. I was advised that this book would actually help me let go of things to do.
After reading the book, I realized I was frozen in feelings, did not want to say or do anything that would hurt someone, nor feel hurt myself. This book taught me to feel difficult feelings go through me, label them and let them go, versus freezing the pain trying to stop it from entering further. I learned how the brain and body works with feelings, so I could flow with it. By acknowledging the good and bad feelings as they passed through me, with self loving kindness, I came to understand myself better, to "live" life.
One of my favorite books that made a big difference in my life, to experience and enjoy life.
Thank you, Rose
on July 8, 2012
A beautiful book for those learning and practicing mindfulness. If you have battled depression, anxiety, feelings of shame, then this book will guide you in searching to heal with self-compassion and self-love.
There are meditations in the book as well. You can download the guided meditations on the author's website.
on February 24, 2016
It has been said before, and it is cliche, but there are no other words other than that this book has changed my life for the better. It has helped my relationship with myself, everyone I know and love, and my relationship with the world. It may be odd but I honestly consider this book my bible - whenever I am struggling with something I always find the answer in this book. The answers in this book are nothing less than realistic, and practical.
There is nothing grandiose about attaining happiness, and this booked has helps immensely in finding peace in this world.
The subtitle scares some people off I think, but if you consider that every single person has destructive thoughts, then it is applicable to helping everyone.