By Lorne Ladner
Now in paperback, this functional consultant to cultivating compassion offers Buddhist and mental perception correct the place we'd like it most—navigating the problems of our day-by-day lives.
Compassion is frequently noticeable as a far off, altruistic excellent cultivated by way of saints, or as an unrealistic reaction of the naively kind-hearted. Seeing compassion during this approach, we lose out on experiencing the transformative strength of 1 of our so much ignored internal resources.
Dr Lorne Ladner rescues compassion from this marginalised view, exhibiting how its functional software in our existence could be a robust strength in attaining happiness. Combining the knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and Western psychology, Ladner offers transparent, powerful practices for cultivating compassion in day-by-day dwelling.
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