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When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Pema Chodron

This spiritual classic offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into ease and joy. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, the author shows that moving towards painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in unexpected ways. A must-read for those seeking personal growth and resilience.
Publish Date
First Published in 1996
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@ggreenwald This book saved me ten years ago. I still go back to it      source
A friend recommended this extraordinary book during a difficult time I had a few years ago and I can't recommend it highly enough; it's as though it was written for right now. "When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times" by the brilliant US buddhist Pema Chödrön:      source
Also a gift for anyone going through a rocky time: “When Things Fall Apart,” by Buddhist teacher Pema Chödron, is brilliant and really helped me accept uncertainty in life.      source
Profound philosophy on facing the negative emotions head-on and getting to know them well, instead of trying to avoid them or escape.      source
Wonderful.      source
1/ When Things Fall Apart (Pema Chödrön) This book taught me to use pain as fuel for courage. Key takeaway: When life is falling apart, it’s really just falling into place. The rough patches in life shape us. When we come out of them, we can emerge stronger than ever.      source
Kind of a sacred text that I carry around with me at all times because things are always falling apart.      source
The first laying out of Buddhist dharma as a path.      source
Has been important to me, and I’ve given to people in my life because it had an impact on me.      source