- Audio CD
- Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated; Unabridged edition (March 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591793211
- ISBN-13: 978-1591793212
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.4 x 15 cm
- Shipping Weight: 113 g
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #216,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Radical Self-Acceptance: A Buddhist Guide to Freeing Yourself from Shame Audio CD – Unabridged, Audiobook
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About the Author
Tara Brach is the founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. She is a practicing clinical psychologist, a lay Buddhist priest, and the author of the forthcoming book In the Shadow of the Buddha.
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Certain things affect how we see ourselves, especially in childhood. We see ourselves through the eyes of our parents, caregivers, guardians, friends, leaders, teachers. We want to impress. Some of us lead ourselves to the extreme of perfectionism. Perfection is unattainable. Perfection is a recipe for self-loathing.
I found this book life-changing. It forced me to self-examine my perfectionism and unworthiness, to really take a hard look at the ways I tried to manipulate my performance in the outside world to conform to peoples' expectations, and how that brought me suffering at the expense of the curation of my own valuable soul. I won't say it solved all of my problems, but it definitely helped me strike at the heart of them. The real hard work is still left up to you, but she shines a bright white light on the blackness of the space between the lovingkindness with which a person could treat themselves and the way we actually treat ourselves. She makes it first okay to treat yourself with this lovingkindness, and that in itself is transformative.
I will recommend this book to anyone who's very deeply hard on themselves, especially those who were raised in a highly critical environment that was not at all kind.
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