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260 pages, Paperback
First published January 7, 2007
"As one therapist said, some of your trauma-related thoughts, feelings, and coping mechanism may always stay with you, but they don't need to rule you"
"Keeping in touch with our human suffering and imperfection gives us a humility that is helpful in life. Without humility, we can't identify with the challenges of other people and tend to judge them. We also tend to think we're above a fall. We're never above a fall. Suffering is just part of life."
"The Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck talks about letting life be as it is rather than insist it conform to how we prefer it to be. Much of our suffering comes from having an idea that we should be above suffering. We must give up our demand that life be easy, that we get what we want, or that we rise above suffering"