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Purchased this to help w/overwhelming anxiety&anger. Well worth the few dollars. Big fan of Pema.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I thought this would be a half-hour talk on working with difficult emotions. It was a half-hour guided meditation. And that would have been fine, too, if there was more guidance. It was basically this: Focus on your breath, then focus on a negative emotion, then focus on a positive emotion. That was the whole thing.
What could Pema Chödrön have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I don't think this should be sold separately because it's uncharacteristically empty for something from Pema Chodron.
Have you listened to any of Pema Chödrön’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I've listened to MANY. Some I like more than others, but this one was just far below her usual standards, in my opinion.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Well, it's tool you can use when you feel horrible, and it helps a little bit. I guess it's worth $2.44, but being well acquainted with her other work, I just had higher expectations.
Would you consider the audio edition of Working with Difficult Emotions to be better than the print version?
This is one of many examples of Buddhist teachers recording their teachings as they teach them, live to students. Pema Chodron has many books under her belt that she wrote down and those are good to read with the eyes and probably just as good read out, I don't know. What I like live teaching for is the sense of being in the room. The sentiments may be the same either way, but if you can't get to a live class or you like the different vibe a live teaching has, then this is a recording you will listen to over and over again.
What did you like best about this story?
This is shorter than a book, then, but if the message is for you then you are likely to listen more than once.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Pema talks from the heart, live in the moment, but with years of meditation and teaching and learning behind her.
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I have found meditations for sleep learning / healing / mindfulness very helpful during what has so far been then most intense, learning curve I've ever experienced. usually I just listen at night but I've taken to using this particular one during difficult times of solitude. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is seeking to start or refresh their path in mindfulness practice!
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