Radical Acceptance: Awakening the Love that Heals Fear and Shame Within Us
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.
Radical Acceptance is the first Buddhist 'how-to' book that focuses primarily on the classic personal development issue of healing fear and shame
'Offers gentle wisdom and tender healing.' --Jack Kornfield
Tara Brach is a clinical psychologist, Buddhist lay priest and popular teacher of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. A charismatic personality and speaker, she gives workshops and retreats at all the top American venues, while continuing her clinical work in her specialities of addiction, anxiety and depression. She lives in Maryland.