Dancing with Life

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By Phillip Moffitt
Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering. Reflecting on his own journey from Esquire editor-in-chief to Buddhist teacher, Phillip Moffitt provides a fresh perspective on the Buddha's ancient wisdom, showing how to move from suffering to new awareness and unanticipated joy Why do we suffer? Is there a purpose to our pain? Can we affect how much we suffer? Noting that human beings have wrestled with such questions for thousands of years, Phillip Moffitt has found answers for his own life in Buddhist philosophy. In this deeply spiritual book that is sure to become a Buddhist classic, he explores the twelve insights that underlie the Buddha's core teaching-the Four Noble Truths-and uses these often neglected insights to guide readers to more meaningful lives. Moffit writes: "These twelve insights teach you to dance with both the joy and pain, finding peace in a balanced mind and calm spirit. As the most specific, practical life instructions I have ever encountered, they serve as an invaluable tool for anyone who seeks a life filled with meaning and well-being." With insightful writing and a strong message of self-empowerment, Dancing with Life offers a prescriptive path for finding joy and peace that will appeal to readers of "Dharma Wisdom," Moffitt's bimonthly column in Yoga Journal, as well as anyone searching for a more meaningful life. PHILLIP MOFFITT walked away from his highly successful post as chief executive and editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine in 1987 to live the inner life. Founder and president of the Life Balance Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to the study and practice of spiritual values in daily life, Moffitt teaches vipassana meditation at retreat centers around the country and holds a weekly meditation class in Marin County, California. He is an award-winning essayist and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal.