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  • Writer's pictureJamie Quail

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Updated: Mar 3, 2021

Beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun, and mother, Pema Chödrön has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and message of practicing peace in these turbulent times. This excerpt is Chapter 2 from her book When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times..  

About the book: How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect. Here, in her most beloved and acclaimed work, Pema shows that moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.

In these uncertain times, Pema's words and teachings can offer us guidance and support on how to navigate the uncertainty, and find balance in both the grief and the joy.

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