Self-acceptance is the active, honest acknowledgement and appreciation of our capabilities, talents, and physicality—all of our strengths and weaknesses. It is the act of recognizing our whole self, of integrating all aspects of ourselves into our self-image. But self-acceptance is not resignation! It is instigating self-development from a basis of compassion instead of criticism. The expectations we receive and internalize from our many identities—and our image-obsessed culture—can make self-acceptance difficult, but understanding how to balance a desire for change with our inner critic is essential to happiness and health. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.
This book teaches you how to deal with pressure and enjoy challenges. It guides you through the exact same exercises professional athletes, world-class performers and business leaders have done to perform at their very best when it matters most.
Do you criticise yourself on a daily basis? Are you always comparing yourself to others? Kindfulness is there for you. This practical, uplifting guide combines the two hot topics of the moment: mindfulness and self-compassion.
Tara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today's ever-increasing onslaught of news, conflict, demands, and anxieties—stresses that leave us rushing around on auto-pilot and cut off from the presence and creativity that give our lives meaning.
The Buddhist practice of mindfulness first caught on in the West when we began to understand its many practical benefits. Now Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., introduces a practice with even greater life-changing power: compassion.
Your journey to mindfulness begins here. Experience the joy of living in the moment―every moment. Filled with guided prompts and simple exercises, A Mindfulness for Beginners Journal offers a warm and inviting welcome into the world of mindful living.
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