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When You're Falling, Dive: Acceptance, Freedom and Possibility

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This book combines the psychological concept of acceptance with ancient Buddhist teachings about the chain of interdependent origination, which provides immediately usable tools for looking at how suffering happens and how to let that go. Stressing the theme of accepting what life brings, it reveals what acceptance is and what stands in the way of being able to accept life ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Keep It Simple Books
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Katie
Jan 18, 2010 is currently reading it
Recommends it for: Anyone who sees their life as a spiritual pathway.
Like Cheri Huber's other books, this is written simply with child-like illustrations. This book is about practicing self-acceptance and the way it is written is helping me to understand self-acceptance with my heart, instead of just thinking what a great idea it is with my head.
Sara
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Accettate. Respirate. Non polemizzate, non lottate, non resistete. Semplicemente respirate. Semplicemente notate. Rinunciate all'idea di arrivare da qualche parte.
Basta sedere e respirare e notare. Non importa cosa può accadere; se portate tutta la vostra attenzione e consapevolezza al respiro non solo vi sentirete bene, ma vedrete tutto quello che avete bisogno di vedere.

Apprendiamo che possiamo semplicemente rimanere fermi, lasciare che le sensazioni siano sensazioni, piuttosto che il prelud
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Tony Kulla
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book helped me greatly during a difficult period of my life. It was given to me by my dear friend Cassy, who tragically passed away this year. We re-read the book this past winter and chatted about it and we were both surprised that we took different things from it than we had during our first read.

It's a quick read and I suggest it to anyone who wants to see themselves in a new light... it can be liberating. Here's a few thought I had on excerpts:

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“It’s not that we gain the power to cha
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Alexa Clay
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Her little books are great, humorous, practical guides to navigating our lives from a mindful place. Good instruction for creating a meditation practice. Once you have read one or two, you have generally read them all.
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Wow. Finding this on the shelf at the library was serendipity and perfect timing. Highly recommend if you are distressed by current events. It is based on Buddhist teachings but quite accessible to non Buddhists.
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Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great starter book for getting the benefits of "Zen" into your life. Much more to do from here, but this should set you on the way.
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All of Cheri Huber's books are great.
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Cheri Huber, author of 20 books, has been a student and teacher of Zen for over 35 years. In 1983, Cheri founded the Mountain View Zen Center, and in 1987 she founded the Zen Monastery Peace Center near Murphys, California. She and the monks at the Monastery conduct workshops and retreats at these centers, other places around the U.S., and internationally.

In 1997, Cheri founded Living Compassion,
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