Former housewife and mother, Pema Chödrön is a renowned Tibetan Buddhist nun whose Buddhist teaching in lay terms has found a wide audience around the world. This is one of four titles appealing to people of all religions and none.
'Start Where You Are' is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humour, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion towards others.
This book shows how we can "start where we are" by embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around 59 traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, including "Always apply a joyful state of mind" and "Be grateful to everyone".
'Start Where You Are' shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our own inner pain and discover joy, wellbeing and confidence.