Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
  • Release Date : 17 April 2013
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307830098
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Download or read book entitled Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart by author: Mark Epstein, M.D. which was release on 17 April 2013 and published by Harmony with total page 224 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self. For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds--Buddhism and Western psychotherapy—Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be." He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control. Drawing on events in his own life and stories from his patients, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life.

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