Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Heart with The Life of a Buddha” (the importance of a pause)

“Pausing interrupts entrenched patterns of interaction. When the downward spiral of judging and misunderstanding is stopped even for a brief time, it becomes possible to recognize the unconscious beliefs and feelings that lie behind the problem. Such insight naturally leads to making wiser choices. We learn Radical Acceptance by practicing pausing again and again. AtContinue reading “Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Heart with The Life of a Buddha” (the importance of a pause)”

Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Heart with The Life of a Buddha”; Importance of the Pause

Tara Brach, psychotherapist and meditation teacher tells us in her book the importance of a pause. “Learning to pause is the first step in the practice of Radical Acceptance. A pause is a suspension of activity, a time of temporary disengagement when we are no longer moving towards any goal.” “A pause is, by nature,Continue reading “Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Heart with The Life of a Buddha”; Importance of the Pause”

Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with The Heart of a Buddha”

Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with The Heart of a Buddha” Tara Brach is a psychotherapist and meditation teacher. “As we lean into the experience of the moment-releasing our stories and gently holding our pain or desire-Radical Acceptance begins to unfold. The two parts of genuine acceptance-seeing clearly and holding our experience withContinue reading “Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with The Heart of a Buddha””

Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance”

In her book “Radical Acceptance: Embracing your Heart With the Life Of a Buddha” this psychotherapist and meditation teacher attempts to define what Radical Acceptance is; “The way out of our cage begins with accepting absolutely everything about ourselves and our life, by embracing with wakefulness and care our moment to moment experience. By acceptingContinue reading “Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance””

Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Heart With the Life of a Buddha”

Tara Brach has described many of us being under a trance of unworthiness so over the years we develop a particular blend of strategies designed to compensate us for feeling so unworthy. What are these strategies? 1. embarking on one self-improvement project, one after the other 2. holding back and play it safe rather thanContinue reading “Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Heart With the Life of a Buddha””

Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha”

“The trance of unworthiness intensifies when our lives feel painful and out of control. We may assume that our physical sickness or emotional depression is our fault-the result of bad genes or our lack of discipline and willpower. We may feel that the loss of a job or a painful divorce is a reflection ofContinue reading “Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha””

From Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha

“Inherent in the trance of unworthiness is the belief that no matter how hard we try, we are always, in some way falling short. Feeling unworthy goes hand in hand with feeling separate from others, separate from life. If we are defective, how can we possibly belong? It’s a vicious cycle. The more deficient weContinue reading “From Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha”