FULLY ALIVE Pema Chödrön
By Pema Chödrön
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My Mark: 10/10

I personally listened to this book throughout 2020, earlier this year (along with WHEN THINGS FALL APART by the same author). Instead of doing meditation, or during stretching exercises  I would listen to her and it was a great way to reflect on what we have been going through since March in Europe. It is not a book per say, rather audio of one of her retreat.

Another interesting read... not for everyone and for everybody ready to discover something new!

A useful link to her website.


The Pitch:

We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us. Why, in the face of that, shouldn’t we cling for safety to the certainty of the shore—to our comfortably familiar patterns and habits? Because Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging leads only to even greater suffering.

In this recorded retreat, based on the program Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change held at Omega Institute, Pema Chödrön and her teaching assistant, Meg Wheatley, provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations.  It’s the secret of being fully alive. The teachings and practices they present include:

   • A teaching based on a Native American prophecy for cultivating the ability to take nothing personally
   • A guided meditation for developing patience in the midst of irritation
   • Tips for accessing your innate strength and confidence—simply by altering your posture