Why is it that despite our best efforts, many of us remain fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled in our lives? In this provocative and inspiring audiobook, David Richo distills 30 years of experience as a therapist to explain the underlying roots of unhappiness - and the surprising secret to finding freedom and fulfillment. There are certain facts of life that we cannot change - the unavoidable "givens" of human existence: (1) everything changes and ends, (2) things do not always go according to plan, (3) life is not always fair, (4) pain is a part of life, and (5) people are not loving and loyal all the time.
Richo shows us that by dropping our deep-seated resistance to these givens, we can find liberation and discover the true richness that life has to offer. Blending Western psychology and Eastern spirituality, including practical exercises, Richo shows us how to open up to our lives - including to what is frightening, painful, or disappointing - and discover our greatest gifts.
©2005 David Richo (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
"Good platform, but goes awry"
I like the reader especially for these types of books. The book could've been about a quarter the length. The book made some very good points, but there is a lot of repeating and grandiose assertions. I am surprised at the high ratings this book received from so many people.
I found this book enlightening and edifying. I will be reading it again. Loved it.
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