Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
  • Author : Mark Epstein, M.D.
  • Release Date : 17 April 2013
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307830098
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Book Description: An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self. For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds--Buddhism and Western psychotherapy—Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be." He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control. Drawing on events in his own life and stories from his patients, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life.

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Author : Mark Epstein, M.D.
Publisher : Harmony
Genre : Religion
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An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self. For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced ...

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Author : Mark Epstein
Publisher : Harmony
Genre : Religion
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A Buddhist psychiatrist challenges the preoccupation of Western psychology with the ego and its satisfaction, showing readers how to attain true happiness through Buddhist spirituality and through favoring being over doing. Reprint....

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Publisher : Random House of Canada
Genre : Religion
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Publisher : Basic Books
Genre : Psychology
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Publisher : Three Rivers Press
Genre : Religion
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Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Genre : Philosophy
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Publisher : Penguin
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Publisher : Yale University Press
Genre : Psychology
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Publisher : Penguin
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Publisher : Gotham
Genre : Psychology
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Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Psychology
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