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Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits

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When we break free from the habits that limit us, a new world of possibilities opens up. In Let Go, Martine Batchelor leads the way there.

Negative patterns of mind may manifest as fear, avoidance, depression, addiction, judgment of self or other, and any of a host of other physical, mental, or psychological forms. Let Go aims at understanding what really lies at the root o
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 27th 2007 by Wisdom Publications (first published January 1st 2007)
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Viet Hung Nguyen
Một cuốn sách với các hướng dẫn thực tế cho việc thực hành và áp dụng thiền tập trong cuộc sống thường nhật. Thiền có lẽ là một chữ quá lớn đối với tất cả mọi người chúng ta. Nên những hướng dẫn đơn giản và sáng rõ như trong Bẻ gãy thói quen là những điều quí giá cho những ai đang bước trên con đường tìm lại chính mình thông qua thiền tập. Những kiến thức, đề nghị và chia sẻ trong cuốn sách có thể hữu ích với những người chưa thiền tập. Tuy nhiên, nếu ai đã có trải nghiệm thiền tập, tôi chắc rằn ...more
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Apr 14, 2012 Frank Jude rated it really liked it
I really like Martine Batchelor's work; always direct, simple, and profound. This slim text is all of that! The sub-title may lead you to believe it's simply a 'self-help' book to overcome habits, but samskaras which are what the yoga tradition calls the patterns of behavior (thoughts and actions) that make up habits are really the constituents of personality! So, we are dealing with something deep and universal, not just your habit of judging yourself or your coffee habit....

While consistently
Jul 21, 2013 Suzi rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book that can help shape growth with every separate reading. I've used this book for my own personal development with managing my daydreaming; to help teach addicts and people with personality disorders how to manage their impulsive behaviors and schizophrenics to mitigate the effects of their paranoid and obsessive thoughts; and even to write an officiant's wedding ceremony speech about the meaning and development of real love. I've had to buy this book multiple time already ...more
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This book has helped me immensely seeing through my habits and has added peace to my tumultuous life. I started the book when I was on a verge of breakdown and facing one of the worst crises of my life.

Book is fluid and I read one chapter a day followed by meditation. I cannot express how this book combined with meditation can change the way you perceive everything, all I can say is that the book take the lenses out of your eyes from which you see the world and at the end of the book you will s
Jul 19, 2011 Happyreader rated it liked it
Martine Batchelor has an online retreat at Tricycle on Breaking Your Addictive Patterns. She recommended reading her book for a deeper understanding so I picked it up. It may be a good basic book but there wasn't much that stuck with me. Perhaps that's the ultimate in letting go?
Nov 28, 2010 Harley rated it it was amazing
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This is one of the wisest books I've ever read. I watched an on line "retreat" with her on -- I think the first of four sessions is available to everyone. She's just so sensible.
Sep 22, 2012 Mondo rated it really liked it

Nice basic practices, in Martine's charming style. Very much enjoyed. Particularly chapters 9 & 11.
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