Radical AcceptanceBook Info:

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach. Available as eBook, paperback (352 pages), and audio (12 hours 45 minutes).

“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns… We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small.”


Searching for the relationship between mindfulness, meditation, compassion and authentic living? Tara Brach uses Buddhist principles for healing clients and readers alike. Radical Acceptance helps the reader see the connection between many meditation concepts. For instance, transforming difficult emotions, finding healing through sorrow, and letting go of what no longer serves you are all emphasized in this book. This book is personal, emotional, and expounds on many deep topics that will lead the reader to greater peace. The author shares many personal experiences so the reader can see what authentic living looks like. Topics such as self love, forgiveness, compassion, and trauma are all highlighted. Therefore, this book is very powerful for those looking for healing in those topics.

Things to Know:

  • This book dives into complex meditation and mindfulness concepts such as personal authenticity, freedom, and trauma.
  • Personal experience, emotions, and concepts taught through parables and analogies are at the core of this book.

The Bottom Line:

This book is an excellent read for those looking to use meditative tools and philosophy to transform difficult emotions in their life. In addition, it teaches the reader how to let go of habitual beliefs that no longer serve them. Those looking for specific outcomes from meditation will possibly not find this book helpful.

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