Start Where You Are

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A Guide to Compassionate Living.
By Pema Chodron.

Start Where Yo Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearless and awakening a compassionare heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chodron, author of The Wisdom of No Escape and When Things Fall Apart, presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion toward others. The author shows how we can "start where we are" by embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chodron frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans.