hollow_warrior (hollow_warrior) wrote in _survivors_,
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I have an author that I would like to share with all of you. Pema Chodron. She is a Buddhist nun that writes eloquent and inspiring books that really relate useful coping tactics of Buddhism to Westerners. No matter what religion you are, Buddhism has great ideas of compassion and healing. This ties in with a previous post about developing compassion for ourselves. She writes in a way that is not preachy, but is open and honest and kind. Its as if she is holding you while you read it. I was once in a place where my emotions were uncontrollable, ruled by fear. Since finding these writings, meditation and the help of wonderful friends, I have gotten much better.

Someone recommended me to a therapist they thought I would mesh well with. When this therapist mentioned Pema Chodron on the first session I knew I had found a good match!

Here is a web site about her at her publisher.

http://www.shambhala.org/teachers/pema/

Here the books of hers that I have found most useful. I think I'm at a place in my life to reread "The Places That Scare You"!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1570623449/sr=8-2/qid=1152723887/ref=pd_bbs_2/104-4593576-1913556?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1570629218/sr=8-4/qid=1152723887/ref=pd_bbs_4/104-4593576-1913556?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1570628394/sr=8-7/qid=1152723887/ref=pd_bbs_7/104-4593576-1913556?ie=UTF8
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