This latest offering from meditation teacher and psychologist Jack Kornfield presents an interesting unification of East and West in what seems to be becoming a new point of view in psychology. Kornfield has been leading the way in a shift from the stereotypical Western approach of “there’s something wrong with you” to the more Eastern style of “there may be something wrong, but it’s fixable, and may not even need medication.” Each chapter includes a discussion of and expansion on various principles of Buddhist psychology, ranging from “See the inner nobility and beauty of all human beings” to “Forgiveness is both necessary and possible. It is never too late to find forgiveness and start again.” Each chapter also includes anecdotes demonstrating how thei principles can be put into practice in both every day life and in therapy, and each chapter concludes with a meditation practice for the reader as a means to put the principles into effect in one’s own daily life. The book is written so that both licensed therapists and the every day person could read, understand, and implement the lessons in this book, making it more than just another self-help book and less than a textbook. From Bantam Publishing and available at your local, independent bookseller.
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