Nautie Books :: March 2014 - When Things Fall Apart


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:

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

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'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!)...