Life bombards us with messages. Some enter our conscious awareness but many slip into our unconscious where they can sit and cause all sorts of difficulties. As an expert in meditation, Sharon Salzberg encourages self-love and compassion as ways to retrain the nervous system away from such negative influences. Just sitting quietly and breathing is the simple starting point, after which there is guidance, exercises and examples to support a journey on a path to greater mindfulness. Out of this she demonstrates how, when the inner voice criticises or when exterior problems arise, there are techniques to recognise that these are layers of negative habits and obstacles. Through direct experience it is possible to develop ways to move into healing, compassion and real love.
400pp, 234 x 153 mm, Paperback, 2017