One of the world's most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage, full intelligence, creativity and heart.
Tara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today's ever-increasing onslaught of news, conflict, demands and anxieties-stresses that leave us rushing around on auto-pilot and cut off from the presence and intimacy that give our lives meaning.
In this heartfelt and deeply practical book, she offers an antidote: an easy-to-learn four-step meditation that quickly loosens the grip of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs. Each step in the meditation practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) is brought to life by memorable stories shared by Tara and her students as they deal with feelings of overwhelm, loss, and self-aversion, with painful relationships, and past trauma-and as they discover step-by-step the sources of love, forgiveness, compassion and deep wisdom alive within all of us.
''One of the leaders in the world of meditation'' Forbes ''Tara Brach has an uncanny ability to home in precisely on what we need in the moment, so we can meet that need from within'' Kristin Neff Even when we cannot see the gold, the light and love of our true nature cannot be dimmed, tarnished, or erased Within us all is an innate purity, our gold, that we too often to learn to hide and doubt as we navigate the troubles of daily life. We lose touch with our innocence, creativity and tender hearts as we seek the approval of others and determine our self-worth based on the judgements of those around us. In this beautifully illustrated book, beloved meditation teacher and author Tara Brach teaches us how to uncover our gold and let our true nature shine out with love, kindness and spirit. Tara reveals how we can strip back the layers of doubt and fear that hold us back and learn to trust the pure awareness, love and basic goodness that live deep in our hearts.
Radical Acceptance offers us an invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion. Please enjoy this nourishing and healing book.' Thich Nhat Hanh In the West, most of us have suffered the fear of not being 'good enough', feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or - often most importantly - being worthy of love. When these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection. Many people have already found the Buddhist perspective on our emotional life to be extremely valuable - and this book will be a major practical contribution to the subject.