Have you ever found yourself thinking your way into a tangle of fret,
frustration, or gloom? And then something small—a few kind words, the
sun glancing through the clouds, a warm cup of tea—gave you a welcome
pause from all your inner chatter? With Making Friends with Your Mind,
that’s what Pema Chödrön helps us to do, not by chance but with our
full intention: to stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves
to wonder as naturally as we breathe.
The Buddha saw that the human experience is full of drama: confusion
and conviction, joy and sorrow, success and failure—and that our minds
love to amplify all of it. “We decide somebody or something is a certain
way,” muses Pema Chödrön, “and then that judgment gets frozen and
fixated, long after things change. And things always change, right?”
In these free-spirited sessions, Ani Pema helps you to bring
awareness to those inflexible thoughts and sticking points. Through
meditations, daily practices, and the kind of simple pointers that can
change our lives, you’ll learn that it is entirely possible to return to
the flow and freedom of your experiences—and to find your way each day
closer to a place of unconditional friendliness with yourself and with
those in need.
4 audio CDs. Approximately 4 hours 32 minutes.