When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she'd speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. "What do we do when life doesn't go the way we hoped?" begins Pema. "We say 'I'm a failure.'" But what if failing wasn't just "okay"... but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being?
Here, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on facing the unknown - in ourselves and in the world - and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For listeners of all faiths who are at a life crossroads, this brilliant gem of kindness and clarity is sure to earn its place in our kitchens, offices, and backpacks, ready to help us get back on our feet and into our hearts. Includes an in-depth interview with Pema Chödrön and Tami Simon.
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This wonderful little gem of a book also includes an inspiring and clever foreword by marketing guru and genius Seth Godin. It seems the world at large has also discovered Pema Chodron as one of our most wise and heartfelt teachers. Failure is something everyone recoils from and we've been taught from childhood that success is the opposite of failure and not an option in our system. Pema teaches us to embrace Failure as a spiritual path that leads to future success, equanimity, open-heartedness, compassion, and love. This is a quick read all should take to heart--it's great accessible dharma for everyone on the path. The interview section of the book with Sounds True publisher Tami Simon and Pema expands on the topic with humor and wit. I also love the quality of this little book. It is illustrated throughout with lovely line drawings and high quality paper and feel. I am getting more copies for gifts for all my friends. Pema Chodron is a wonder and this book captures her spirit and...
I love Pema Choron and all of her teachings. I own nearly all of her books, audiobooks. I am so disappointed that this book can be read in about 30 minutes. It includes several words per page and only one sided. I ran to the mailbox to get this book-- I will think twice before ordering another. Thank you Pema for your knowledge- but I draw the line here.
You can go online (Google it) and get a transcript of her actual speech from Naropa University. Great speech. not a book!
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