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The Resource Suffering is optional : a spiritual guide to freedom from self-judgment & feelings of inadequacy, Gail Brenner, PhD

Suffering is optional : a spiritual guide to freedom from self-judgment & feelings of inadequacy, Gail Brenner, PhD

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Suffering is optional : a spiritual guide to freedom from self-judgment & feelings of inadequacy
Title
Suffering is optional
Title remainder
a spiritual guide to freedom from self-judgment & feelings of inadequacy
Statement of responsibility
Gail Brenner, PhD
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Millions of people feel that they are not good enough. They may struggle every day, seeing themselves as deficient, pathetic, or damaged, and destined to fail. They convince themselves they aren't worthy of love or respect, and view themselves with self-hatred. When you believe and cling to painful, self-defeating thoughts like "I can't do it," "It won't work," or "I'm a loser," they become your personal reality--and the more you repeat them, the more you believe them, until they come to define you. Sadly, these limiting self-definitions lead to even more pain and suffering: hidden shame, problems in relationships, opportunities lost, and a life not fully lived. In Suffering Is Optional, clinical psychologist Gail Brenner offers practical ways to discover that you are not what your thoughts tell you you are. Rather than showing you how to become a better version of yourself, this book goes straight to the heart of the problem--that you've mistakenly identified yourself as broken and undeserving--to guide you out of these limiting thoughts and into an investigation of the nature of reality that ultimately liberates you from your suffering. With these exercises, experiments, reflections, practices, and inspiring stories, you'll have a spiritual solution to your personal problem of limitation and self-sabotage. Using the four guiding principles and five core practices presented in this book--including turning toward direct experience, grounding in aware presence, losing interest in thoughts, welcoming feelings, and the sacred return to presence--you'll be able to shed your false identity and wake up to the inherent peace and happiness that is available to you in any given moment."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brenner, Gail F
Dewey number
204/.42
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF789.S8
LC item number
B75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffering
  • Self-perception
  • Spiritual life
  • Self-perception
  • Spiritual life
  • Suffering
Label
Suffering is optional : a spiritual guide to freedom from self-judgment & feelings of inadequacy, Gail Brenner, PhD
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Laying the groundwork. Discovering freedom -- Exploring identity -- Core practice #1: Turning toward your experience -- Core practice #2: The safe haven of being aware -- Core practice #3: Losing interest in thoughts -- Core practice #4: Welcome feelings -- Welcoming feelings -- Core practice #5: The sacred return -- Living free. A fresh relationship with your past -- The pain of taking things personally -- Living the awakened life -- Appendix: Four guiding principles and five core practices
Control code
on1015258930
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 206 pages
Isbn
9781684030156
Lccn
2017055011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015258930
Label
Suffering is optional : a spiritual guide to freedom from self-judgment & feelings of inadequacy, Gail Brenner, PhD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Laying the groundwork. Discovering freedom -- Exploring identity -- Core practice #1: Turning toward your experience -- Core practice #2: The safe haven of being aware -- Core practice #3: Losing interest in thoughts -- Core practice #4: Welcome feelings -- Welcoming feelings -- Core practice #5: The sacred return -- Living free. A fresh relationship with your past -- The pain of taking things personally -- Living the awakened life -- Appendix: Four guiding principles and five core practices
Control code
on1015258930
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 206 pages
Isbn
9781684030156
Lccn
2017055011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015258930

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