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  • Awakening the Love That Heals Fear and Shame
  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Radical Acceptance

By: Tara Brach
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
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Publisher's Summary

Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist teachings, illustrative stories and the transformative power of meditation, Tara guides us in healing the shame and fear that bind our hearts. 

In the West, most of us have suffered the fear of not being 'good enough', feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or - often most importantly - being worthy of love. When these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection. Many people have already found the Buddhist perspective on our emotional life to be extremely valuable - and this book will be a major practical contribution to the subject. 

©2003 Tara Brach (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Radical Acceptance offers us an invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion. Please enjoy this nourishing and healing book." (Thich Nhat Hanh)

"An insightful, warmhearted and important contribution to the emerging field of therapeutic mindfulness." (Tara Bennett-Goleman)

"Offers gentle wisdom and tender healing." (Jack Kornfield) 

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Imperfection and perfection reconciled

This is an imperfect book written by an imperfect author. I am an imperfect listener/reader. Fortunately, we are simultaneously both imperfect and perfect. This paradox is a blessing. Understanding this paradox is essential. This book helps you understand your imperfect and perfect self. Without this understanding "We may spend our lives seeking something that is actually right inside us and could be found if we would only stop and deepen our attention but distracted we spend our life on our way to somewhere else". I have read many Buddhist books. This book is the most personal one that I have read.

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Relatable

I found this book to be so relatable with Tara's anecdotes. I was constantly saying "ooh that happens to me". The books helped to remind me to care for myself.

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Worth Every Second

I found this incredibly insightful and found myself going 'tick, yup, tick, aha that's me all over'. There were some parts that were hard to wrap my head around but that's OK. I have not turned on the TV for 3 evenings and have happily gone to bed early after work and listened and absorbed this audio. The narrator's voice is lovely and soothing too, the perfect tone for this type of content.

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A book that came at the right time

Hot start hit hard I’m a few parts, meandering in the middle to end but easy to listen to. Would recommend

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exceptional read

I loved every moment of this book. loved the tools provided and how simple is to understand.

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Great book with many places to pause

Interweaving radical acceptance of self and others with daily practices that we can all learn doing.
Amazing sook and very well read

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Brilliant!

Tara Brach is an exceptional human being and this book is a great guide to deeper understand the self - she uses real life stories to show how self loathing, trauma, shame can be seen and turned into a more compassionate and kind relationship with the self.. highly recommend.

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Peaceful

Meditative story telling, gentle lessons through story examples
Gentle calm wisdom delivered in gentle voice. Very comforting , very educative and heartful learning.

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loved loved loved!

What a beautifully written book. Really enjoyed how the story was guided into practical knowledge.

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Found the book sucrose sweet at times. Almost cringe worthy. It was completely due to the narrator. ive listened to Tara Brach for a long time and she’s so beautifully authentic. But this narrator turned a great book into a superficial interpretation with her voice and most importantly, her delivery.

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