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Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Epstein, Mark

Paperback

Religion General BuddhismGeneral Eastern Religions

Publisher Price: $14.95

ISBN10: 0767902351
ISBN13: 9780767902359
Publisher: Broadway Books
Published: Jun 1 1999
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.42
Height: 0.68 Width: 5.26 Depth: 8.00
Language: English
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.

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