We only go through this life once. Tara Brach's book gives us the wisdom to make the most of what we have. In her writing, Tara discusses how to learn to live with whatever we have to face and to face it with acceptance, compassion and the full passion of life. The scope of her teaching admits to all the frailities of humankind while showing us how to bring love and compassion to ourselves. It is by starting with self acceptance that we can widen our acceptance to those we love and others.
The book presents concepts that are easy to grasp - some of them are "aha!" - and offers concrete things we can do to move us along the path of radical acceptance.
This book is a keeper. I can see going back to it many times for inspiration and guidance.
This type of book really isn't my sort of thing. But I loved the way Rumi is woven in and out as a recurrent poetic theme and, mostly, was fascinated by the journey of this woman who has developed a practical path out of the miseries into what could be a comfortable and self-accepting life. Other non-spiritual types will find themselves loving it, too!