Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
do you cope when facing life-threatening illness, family conflict,
faltering relationships, old trauma, obsessive thinking, overwhelming
emotion, or inevitable loss? If youre like most people,
chances are you react with fear and confusion, falling back on
timeworn strategies: anger, self-judgment, and addictive behaviors.
Though these old, conditioned attempts to control our life may
offer fleeting relief, ultimately they leave us feeling isolated
and mired in pain.
There is another way. Beneath the turbulence of our thoughts and
emotions exists a profound stillness, a silent awareness capable
of limitless love. Tara Brach, author of the award-winning Radical
Acceptance, calls this awareness our true refuge, because
it is available to every one of us, at any moment, no exceptions.
In this book, Brach offers a practical guide to finding our inner
sanctuary of peace and wisdom in the midst of difficulty.
Based on a fresh interpretation of the three classic Buddhist
gateways to freedomtruth, love, and awarenessTrue
Refuge shows us the way not just to heal our suffering, but
also to cultivate our capacity for genuine happiness. Through
spiritual teachings, guided meditations, and inspirational stories
of people who discovered loving presence during times of great
struggle, Brach invites us to connect more deeply with our own
inner life, one another, and the world around us.
True Refuge is essential reading for anyone encountering
hardship or crisis, anyone dedicated to a path of spiritual awakening.
The book reminds us of our own innate intelligence and goodness,
making possible an enduring trust in ourselves and our lives.
We realize that what we seek is within us, and regardless of circumstances,
there is always a way to take refuge in a healing and liberating
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