Living with Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy, and Shame

Living with Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy, and Shame

The way we talk to ourselves is often unkind and filled with self-judgments. These overly harsh self-criticisms can make us feel unworthy and incomplete. What if what you really need is not higher standards for yourself, but greater self-compassion? In Living with Your Heart Wide Open, you’ll discover how mindfulness and self-compassion can free you from the thoughts and beliefs that create feelings of inadequacy and learn to open your heart to the loving-kindness within you and in the world around you.

Based in Western psychotherapy and Buddhist psychological principles, this book guides you past painful and self-limiting beliefs about yourself and toward a new perspective of nonjudgmental awareness and acceptance of who you are, just as you are. You’ll receive gentle guidance in mindfulness and compassion practices that will lead you away from unproductive, self-critical thoughts and help you live more freely and fearlessly, with your heart wide open.

Title:Living with Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy, and Shame
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781572249356
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    Living with Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy, and Shame Reviews

  • Lisa

    so love this book. It was exactly what I need to read right now. It has opened my eyes to so many things, so I can allow, witness, and acknowledge.You can witness thoughts without being attached to th...

  • Karen

    This got me into mediation, but otherwise not very good....

  • Elaine

    I liked the book a lot. Life got in the way and the rental period ran out. I didn't finish it. Plan to go back later and finish. ...

  • Crystal Lee

    Beautiful. This book touched me deeply.Some of my favorite quotes within it when worrying about what others might think of you:"Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter." --Bernard...

  • Rebecca Young

    I started this book back in March and I am so glad I took my time reading it. I have been reading it with one of my best friends and we have exchanged notes and thoughts after each chapter over these ...

  • Marlena Kalafut

    It was a bit repetitive in places, but I did enjoy it....

  • Peter

    This book works with the challenge of opening one's heart and living that way. It always a challenge because it invites the pain as well as the joy. One goes hand in hand with the other....

  • Jennifer

    Found this book useful in learning how to be more present and mindful. ...

  • Khuey40

    more good stuff from New Harbinger publishers...a self-help friendly version of ACT, particularly good for meditating on differences in conceptions of "self": narrative self vs. immediacy-present mome...

  • Lon

    Clear presentation of liberating principles, attitudes, and techniques. I found myself highlighting passages on nearly every page....