The SpeedReader Summary of When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
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About When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
In When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, American Tibetan Buddhist nun and teacher Pema Chödrön draws on her own personal experience with trauma and on the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to offer tender and insightful guidance to help us deal with the difficult times we all experience. Decades after Albert Camus declared that "there is no love of life without despair of life," Chödrön reframes periods of desperation and distress as opportunities for developing a greater love for ourselves and those around us and for building up bravery and compassion. In doing so, Chödrön reveals the enormous potential for joy, wisdom, and courage in even the most distressing circumstances.
According to Chödrön, suffering always brings with it the fundamental opportunity for happiness, but we almost always miss it. Ironically, we often miss it because we are so busy attempting to escape that very suffering. Her guide, When Things Fall Apart, shows us how to live compassionately, to use pain and trauma to grow wisdom, compassion, and courage, and to communicate in a way that leads to real intimacy with others.
Please note that this summary of When Things Fall Apart is NOT the original book and is meant to be read as a supplement to the original.
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