Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness Hardcover – 10 Jul 1998
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‘GOING TO PIECES WITHOUT FALLING APART is a daring and profound synthesis of intelligence about emotions East and West. This provocative blend establishes Mark Epstein as one of psychology’s most dazzling thinkers.’ Daniel Goleman, author of EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
‘GOING TO PIECES… is a soulful, intelligent attack on the Western idea of the self..’ Mirabella--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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An inspiring story of how we could find inner comfort and help to overcome deep fears and everyday challenges.
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