Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate
Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for developing boldness and awakening a kind heart. Through insight and humor, Pema Chödrön offers sobering guidance on how we can "start where we are" - embracing the painful aspects of our lives rather than denying them. Pema Chodron frames her teachings on compassion around 59 traditional Tibetan Buddhist sayings or mantras, such as: "Always use only a cheerful state of mind," "Do not look for other people's pain as limbs of your happiness," and "Always reflect on whatever displeasures."
By working with these mantras and by practicing meditation, Start Where You Are Shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence