How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers
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- ISBN: 9781614294788
xxvii, 219 pages ; 23 cm
- Edition: Revised and updated edition.
- Publisher: Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, 
- Copyright: ©2018
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Foreword -- Getting sick : a romantic trip to Paris -- Staying sick : this can't be happening to me -- The Buddha tells it like it is -- The universal law of impermanence -- Who is sick? who is in pain? -- Finding joy in the life you can no longer lead -- Soothing the body, mind, and heart -- Using compassion to alleviate your suffering -- Facing the ups and downs of chronic illness with equanimity -- Getting off the wheel of suffering -- Tonglen : spinning straw into gold -- With our thoughts we make the world -- The present moment as a refuge -- Wise action: what to do and what not to do -- Zen helps -- Communicating with care -- Connecting with others and appreciating solitude -- And in the end ... -- A guide to using the practices to help with specific challenges.|
|Summary, etc.:||In 2001, Toni Bernhard got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. As they faced the confusion, frustration, and despair of a life with sudden limitations--a life that was vastly different from the one they'd thought they'd have together--Toni had to learn how to be sick. In spite of her many physical and energetic restrictions (and sometimes, because of them), Toni learned how to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. This book reminds us that our own inner freedom is limitless, regardless of our external circumstances. Updated with new insights and practices hard-won from Toni's own ongoing life experience, this is a must-read for anyone who is, or who might one day be, sick or in pain. --Publisher.|
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