How to choose faith over fear to develop trust in ourselves and in life.
Sharon Salzberg, one of the most inspiring and eminent spiritual teachers of our time endorsed by Daniel Goleman ('Destructive Emotions'), tells her powerful, personal story and shares with readers the way that they too can learn to find faith in themselves and their capacity for happiness, freedom and awakening.
The book reveals Sharon's discoveries. It offers a way to feel at ease and at peace with yourself that can be practised by anyone of any tradition, regardless of religion or spiritual beliefs: a way to find faith in yourself.
Includes an account of the author's childhood: deserted by her mentally ill father, her mother died of a haemorrhage when Sharon was nine and she consequently grew up with her grandparents, isolated and withdrawn.
To find a way through her suffering, Sharon investigated meditation and Buddhism, travelling through Asia and studying with many famous masters.
This book combines a stunning personal story with a subtle, readable introduction to meditation and Buddhism.