Comfortable with Uncertainty

Comfortable with Uncertainty
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1590305558
ISBN 13: 9781590305553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Comfortable with Uncertainty Book Review:

Inspired by the Buddhist tradition of the 108-day retreat, a Tibetan Buddhist nun offers instruction and meditations for achieving compassion and awareness in everyday living.

Comfortable with Uncertainty

Comfortable with Uncertainty
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2003-12-30
ISBN 10: 9780834821125
ISBN 13: 0834821125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Comfortable with Uncertainty Book Review:

This book offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study, leading the reader through essential concepts, themes, and practices on the Buddhist path. Comfortable with Uncertainty does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice, making it a perfect introduction to Chödrön's teaching. It features the most essential and stirring passages from Chödrön's previous books, exploring topics such as lovingkindness, meditation, mindfulness, "nowness," letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions. Through the course of this book, readers will learn practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that block compassion.

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1590309634
ISBN 13: 9781590309636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change Book Review:

The American Buddhist nun and author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart counsels readers on how to live compassionately and well during times of instability, demonstrating the use of the Three Commitments practice to promote relaxation, embrace challenges and refraining from doing harm.

Uncertainty

Uncertainty
Author: Jonathan Fields
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN 10: 1101544538
ISBN 13: 9781101544532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Uncertainty Book Review:

Jonathan Fields knows the risks-and potential power-of uncertainty. He gave up a six-figure income as a lawyer to make $12 an hour as a personal trainer. Then, married with a 3-month old baby, he signed a lease to launch a yoga center in the heart of New York City. . . the day before 9/11. But he survived, and along the way he developed a fresh approach to transforming uncertainty, risk of loss, and exposure to judgment into catalysts for innovation, creation, and achievement. Properly understood and harnessed, fear and uncertainty can become fuel for creative genius rather than sources of pain, anxiety, and suffering. In business, art, and life, creating on a world-class level demands bold action and leaps of faith in the face of great uncertainty. But that uncertainty can lead to fear, anxiety, paralysis, and destruction. It can gut creativity and stifle innovation. It can keep you from taking the risks necessary to do great work and craft a deeply-rewarding life. And it can bring companies that rely on innovation grinding to a halt. That is, unless you know how to use it to your advantage. Fields draws on leading-edge technology, cognitive-science and ancient awareness-focusing techniques in a fresh, practical, non-dogmatic way. His approach enables creativity and productivity on an entirely different level and can turn the once-tortuous journey into a more enjoyable quest. Fields will reveal how to: Make changes to your workflow that unlock buried creative potential. Build "creation hives" -- supportive groups that can supercharge and humanize the process. Tap social technology and user co-creation to add clarity, certainty, and sanity, even if you're an artist or solo-creator. Develop a set of personal practices and mindset shifts that let you not just tolerate, but invite and even amplify, uncertainty as a catalyst for genius. Drawing on extensive case studies and research, Fields shares a set of detailed personal practices and environmental changes that can not only humanize the creative process, but also allow individuals and teams to stay more open to opportunity and play a bigger creative game.

Nonsense

Nonsense
Author: Jamie Holmes
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 0385348398
ISBN 13: 9780385348393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nonsense Book Review:

"An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity--and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. We face constant political and economic upheaval, and we're bombarded with information, much of it contradictory. Managing uncertainty--in our jobs, our relationships, and our everyday lives--is fast becoming an essential skill. What should we do when we have no idea what to do? In Nonsense, Jamie Holmes shows how we react to ambiguous situations and how we can do it better. Being confused is unpleasant, so we tend to shutter our minds as we grasp for meaning and stability, especially in stressful circumstances. We're hard-wired to resolve contradictions quickly and extinguish anomalies. But in doing so, we lose a vital opportunity to learn something new, solve a hard problem, or see the world from another perspective. Over the last few years, new insights from social psychology and cognitive science have deepened our understanding of the role of ambiguity in our lives and Holmes brings this research together for the first time, showing how we can use uncertainty to our advantage. Whether we're dealing with an unclear medical diagnosis or launching a risky new product, Nonsense promises to transform the way we conduct business, educate our children, and make decisions. In an increasingly unpredictable, complex world, it turns out that what matters most isn't IQ, willpower, or confidence in what we know. It's how we deal with what we don't understand"--

Welcoming the Unwelcome

Welcoming the Unwelcome
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0834842610
ISBN 13: 9780834842618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Welcoming the Unwelcome Book Review:

From the bestselling author of When Things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. In her first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years, Pema Chödrön offers a combination of wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature mix of humor and insight that have made her a beloved figure to turn to during times of change. In an increasingly polarized world, Pema shows us how to strengthen our abilities to find common ground, even when we disagree, and influence our environment in positive ways. Sharing never-before told personal stories from her remarkable life, simple and powerful everyday practices, and directly relatable advice, Pema encourages us all to become triumphant bodhisattvas--compassionate beings--in times of hardship. Welcoming the Unwelcome includes teachings on the true meaning of karma, recognizing the basic goodness in ourselves and the people we share our lives with--even the most challenging ones, transforming adversity into opportunities for growth, and freeing ourselves from the empty and illusory labels that separate us. Pema also provides step-by-step guides to a basic sitting meditation and a compassion meditation that anyone can use to bring light to the darkness we face, wherever and whatever it may be.

The Art of Uncertainty

The Art of Uncertainty
Author: Dennis Merritt Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 9781101516980
ISBN 13: 1101516984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Art of Uncertainty Book Review:

What if we could learn to accept I don't know and embrace the possibility that the future is full of mystery, excitement, and unlimited opportunity? The Art of Uncertainty is an invitation to the reader to consider its essential message: learning to love the unknown by staying present in the moment. If the difficulties of recent years have taught us anything-particularly those who "did everything right" and still saw it all fall apart-it's that none of us has as much control over our lives as we believe. The only thing we can control is our next thought. What if we could learn how to be at peace with uncertainty and embrace the possibility that the future is full of mystery, excitement, and unlimited opportunity? What if we discovered that a new paradigm can be more fulfilling, more rewarding, and more peaceful than what we have known? Living in the I don't know and loving it is an art form we can all master, and The Art of Uncertainty is the perfect guidebook.

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1590308433
ISBN 13: 9781590308431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Taking the Leap Book Review:

Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.

The Pocket Pema Chodron

The Pocket Pema Chodron
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1590306511
ISBN 13: 9781590306512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Pocket Pema Chodron Book Review:

"Here is a treasury of short selections from the best-selling books of Pema Ch dr n, the beloved Tibetan Buddhist nun. Sized to fit easily into a pocket or purse, this little book can be taken anywhere, providing on-the-go inspiration. Topics include opening the heart; becoming fearless; breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience and joy; and discovering one s natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness."

The Light and Fast Organisation

The Light and Fast Organisation
Author: Patrick Hollingworth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN 10: 0730328287
ISBN 13: 9780730328285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Light and Fast Organisation Book Review:

Cut the organisational and operational dead weight to climb higher, faster The Light and Fast Organisation presents a blueprint for organisations looking to thrive in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - has become the dominant mode of modern business, and leaders are overwhelmed. Competition and instability has increased while barriers to entry have fallen, chronic employee disengagement is on the rise and the global economic recovery is incredibly fragile; business leaders are uncomfortable, with threats to their business looming on all sides. This book proposes an alternative to the VUCA paradigm, one in which we learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and a model for helping your organisation climb above the fray. Case studies from both business and mountaineering illustrate the benefits and practicalities of becoming light, fast, and agile and underscore the importance of self-awareness and self-reliance in minimising your exposure to risk. Business and mountaineering share many parallels, including frequent operation outside of the comfort zone. This book shows you the strong skills and effective strategies you need to reach the summit. Get comfortable with discomfort Adopt an 'Alpine Style' approach to business Operate outside of the VUCA paradigm Stretch outside your comfort zone to achieve more, faster Leaders must accept the current VUCA state and assess their preparedness, but it's possible to move beyond it by ingraining a 'light and fast' approach at the core of their organisations' values and operations. It's only through reaching beyond the 'safe' zone that we learn what we're made of, and build the foundations for successful leadership and teamwork. The Light and Fast Organisation is your practical coach for climbing the mountain, and your guide to the quickest route to the summit.

The Wisdom of No Escape

The Wisdom of No Escape
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2010-03
ISBN 10: 1590307933
ISBN 13: 9781590307939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Wisdom of No Escape Book Review:

An American Buddhist nun encourages accepting everyday life and the wonders and pains of this world as the gateway to an enhanced spiritual life.

Embracing Uncertainty

Embracing Uncertainty
Author: Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429975865
ISBN 13: 9781429975865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Embracing Uncertainty Book Review:

Author of Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway From the multi-million bestselling author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway comes a powerful and healing book designed to offer a safety net in a world of never-ending change. It may be one of the most comforting and life-affirming books you will ever read. With her invaluable insights and exercises, Susan Jeffers gives you the tools you need to deal with all the uncertainty in your life with a sense of peace and possibility. You will learn: - Forty-two exercises to help make your life an exciting adventure instead of a continuous worry - How to lighten up and put problems into a life-affirming perspective - The amazing power of the word "maybe" - And much more. You will discover that there is a wondrous, joyous, and abundant life that can exist in the presence of uncertainty. The question is, "What do you need to do to reach this wonderful state?" And the answers abound in Embracing Uncertainty..

The Places That Scare You

The Places That Scare You
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1590304497
ISBN 13: 9781590304495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Places That Scare You Book Review:

The author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart offers insightful and compassionate advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light. Reprint.

The Compassion Book

The Compassion Book
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 0834840642
ISBN 13: 9780834840645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Compassion Book Book Review:

Let compassion and fearlessness guide you and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done. Here Pema Chödrön introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of her teachings and personal practice for many years. And for centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have relied on these teachings to awaken the deep goodness that lies within us. The lojong teachings include fifty-nine pithy slogans for daily contemplation, such as “Always maintain only a joyful mind,” “Don’t be swayed by external circumstances,” “Don’t try to be the fastest,” and “Be grateful to everyone.” This book presents each of these slogans and includes Pema’s clear, succinct guidance on how to understand them—and how they can enrich our lives. It also features a forty-five minute downloadable audio program entitled “Opening the Heart,” in which Pema offers in-depth instruction on tonglen meditation, a powerful practice that anyone can undertake to awaken compassion for oneself and others.

Practicing Peace in Times of War

Practicing Peace in Times of War
Author: Pema Chodron,Sandy Boucher
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2007-01
ISBN 10: 1590305000
ISBN 13: 9781590305003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Practicing Peace in Times of War Book Review:

"War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals," declares Pema Chodron in her inspiring and accessible new book, which draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression and war.

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2005-01-11
ISBN 10: 1590302265
ISBN 13: 9781590302262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


When Things Fall Apart Book Review:

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.

How to Meditate

How to Meditate
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Jaico Publishing House
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-01-18
ISBN 10: 8184958056
ISBN 13: 9788184958058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


How to Meditate Book Review:

More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.

The Uncertain Art

The Uncertain Art
Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN 10: 9781588367235
ISBN 13: 1588367231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Uncertain Art Book Review:

“Life is short, and the Art so long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious; and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and the externals, cooperate.” –attributed to Hippocrates, c. 400 B.C.E. The award-winning author of How We Die and The Art of Aging, venerated physician Sherwin B. Nuland has now written his most thoughtful and engaging book. The Uncertain Art is a superb collection of essays about the vital mix of expertise, intuition, sound judgment, and pure chance that plays a part in a doctor’s practice and life. Drawing from history, the recent past, and his own life, Nuland weaves a tapestry of compelling stories in which doctors have had to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Topics include the primitive (and sometimes illegal) procedures doctors once practiced with good intentions, such as grave robbing and prescribing cocaine as an anesthetic (which resulted in a physician becoming America’s first cocaine addict); the curious “cures” for irregularity touted by people from the ancient Egyptians to the cereal titan John Harvey Kellogg and bodybuilder Charles Atlas; and healers grappling with today’s complex moral and ethical quandaries, from cloning to gene therapy to the adoption of Eastern practices like acupuncture. Nuland also recounts his most dramatic experiences in a forty-year medical career: the time he was called out of the audience of a Broadway play to help a man having a heart attack (when no other doctor there would respond), and how he formed a profound friendship with an unforgettable–and doomed–heart patient. Behind these inspiring accounts always lie the mysteries of the human body and human nature, the manner in which the ill can will themselves back to health and the odd and essential interactions between a body’s own healing mechanisms and a doctor’s prescriptions. Riveting and wise, amusing and heartrending, The Uncertain Art is Sherwin Nuland’s best work, gems from a man who has spent his professional life acting in the face of ambiguity and sharing what he has learned. From the Hardcover edition.

Start Where You Are: How to accept yourself and others

Start Where You Are: How to accept yourself and others
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN 10: 0007386117
ISBN 13: 9780007386116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Start Where You Are: How to accept yourself and others Book Review:

Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart, from bestselling author Pema Chodron. With insight and humour, she presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion towards others.

The Wisdom of Not Knowing

The Wisdom of Not Knowing
Author: Estelle Frankel
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0834840774
ISBN 13: 9780834840775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Wisdom of Not Knowing Book Review:

A deeply affirming exploration of the challenges and possibilities of the unknown--with meditations and exercises that can help transform the fear and uncertainty of "not knowing" into a sense of openness, curiosity, and bravery. For most of us the unknown is both friend and foe. At times it can be a source of paralyzing fear and uncertainty, and at other times it can be a starting point for transformation, creativity, and growth. The unknown is a deep current that runs throughout all religions and mystical traditions, and it is also the nexus of contemporary psychotherapeutic thought and practice and a key element in all personal growth and healing. In The Wisdom of Not Knowing, psychotherapist Estelle Frankel shows us that our psychological, emotional, and spiritual health is radically influenced by how comfortable we are at navigating the unknown and uncertain dimensions of our lives. Drawing on insights from Kabbalah, depth psychology, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and ancient myth, Frankel explores how we can grow our souls by tapping into the wisdom of not knowing. She also includes case studies of individuals who have grappled with their fears of the unknown and, as a result, have come out wiser, stronger, and more resilient. Each chapter includes experiential exercises and/or meditations for befriending the unknown. These exercises help convey how we must be willing to "not know" in order to gain knowledge and be able to bear uncertainty so we can be free to enjoy a healthy sense of adventure and curiosity.