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The Places That Scare You

A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times
Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of openheartedness and tenderness. This audiobook teaches us how to awaken our basic goodness and connect with others, to accept ourselves and others complete with faults and imperfections, and to stay in the present moment by seeing through the strategies of ego that cause us to resist life as it is.

©2017 Pema Chödrön (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Cant stand Narrator

Narrators voice makes me want to merge a bullet with my brain....Shitcanned it 20 minutes in

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-01-2018

GREAT book

This book came to me at the right time because I was ready to not only hear but really receive the teachings. I hope for all that come across this book you open your heart and mind and just listen to this beautifully written book. I hope it benefits you as it did for me. 😊

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  • 18-03-2018

Pema never fails with her teachings ! love this

from the bottom of my heart ❤ I continue to listen to her teachings . they truly resonate with me

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-2018

Great contemplation on compassion

Pema Chodron is a fantastic writer and the book is very well suited for driving about life contemplating compassion. Excellent focus on being un-grounded and un learning what we believe to be concrete.

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  • steve head
  • 19-10-2018

Best book I have yet to be recommended.

Best book over all for personal inner growth and spiritual evolution. if that's what you want ;) Careful what you ask for these days. wowzers! 10 thumbs up!

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  • Jill D. Gellibert
  • 10-10-2018

Pema Always has the right advise for the right time

This has all to do with being human and how to lead a wholehearted life. Not religion. Buddhism is a lifestyle that you lead. So reading these books can only help you be a better human. Pema Chödrön gives advise in a way that its easy to understand. I completely recommend reading her books.

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  • Tashawn Nicholas
  • 13-09-2018

l love this book

l love this book. l couldnt find my physical copy so I decided to purchase the audio book instead. Amazing read. Thank you.

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  • Natasha
  • 11-08-2018

loved...loved...it!

we are all connected with the same fears and challenges. the author is my hero, my saint.

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  • Bonny
  • 09-08-2018

Enlightening!

Tonglen practice and the path of the Peaceful warrior being in the seat of discomfort completely changed my perspective on pain and life!

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  • L. Soto
  • 12-07-2018

So very clear and helpful.

I really enjoyed Pema Chodron's wisdom and guidance in this book. She speaks so clearly to the Buddhist teachings and how to apply them to our daily lives.

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  • Ashley
  • 28-06-2018

wonderful!

I loved this book! It was thoughtfully and spiritually provoking. and as all things do, it came across my path at the most appropriate time. I look forward to reviewing it soon.

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  • Vicci Nagli
  • 11-01-2019

a lot of wisdom and valuable life lessons

enjoyed it. really helped me. however a lot of info, will need to revisit again and remind myself of many valuable teachings in here