In Comfortable with Uncertainty, Buddhist nun Pema Chodron offers essential concepts and practices designed to help us cultivate compasion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living. More than a collection of thoughts for the day, Comfortable with Uncertainty offers a progressive program of spiritual study. Inspired by the Buddhist tradition of the 108-day retreat, these teachings help one become a "warrior-bodhisattva" who corageously takes up the path of awakening compassion to benefit oneself and others.
Comfortable with Uncertainty does not assume prior knowledge of Buddhist thought or practice. It features the most essential and stirring passages from Chodron's previous books, exploring topics such as loving-kindness, meditation, mindfulness, "nowness," letting go, and working with fear and other painful emotions.
Through the course of the book, readers will learn practical methods for heightening awareness and overcoming habitual patterns that block compassion.