Ahem, none of you noticed that I dropped the ball for a book selection in February! Where are my fellow bookworms?!
Luckily, Marilyn was to the rescue and dropped a book title in the comments just in time.
Meet March's selection:
Pema Chodron is is an American Buddhist Nun but she's currently in Nova Scotia at the Gampo Abbey. I like her just by looking at her photo.
Here's what Amazon has to say about it:
The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chödrön discusses:
• Using painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage
• Communicating so as to encourage others to open up rather than shut down
• Practices for reversing habitual patterns
• Methods for working with chaotic situations
• Ways for creating effective social action
I'm about 10 pages in. It's gentle and poignant. I'm enjoying it - more like savoring it. I read a few sentences and then set it down but then I pick it back up. Aren't those the best kind of books?
Thanks for the recommendation Marilyn!
I can't wait to hear what you all think of this one.
Also, I apologize for that image...it's terrible...but, alas, I'm not a designer and just making rectangles in photoshop took me waaay too long. It is what it is (Lauren don't look too long!)...