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Broken Open Audiobook

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

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Publisher's Summary

In the more than 25 years since she co-founded Omega Institute - now the world's largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth - Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition. In a beautifully crafted blend of moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal memoir, she offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed?

Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, divorce, loss of a job or a loved one - stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion. And she draws on the world's great spiritual and psychological traditions to support us as we too learn to break open and blossom into who we were meant to be.

©2004 Villard; (P)2008 Random House

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    Joanna 31/05/2016
    Joanna 31/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read"

    A book that I identified with a lot. It gave ne hope and made me look at my life in a positive light.

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  • Kathie
    18/08/17
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    "Life ring for life crisis"

    Really helped me with my perspective during crisis. I'll be reading more of her work.

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  • Derek A. Baker
    23/07/17
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    "Couldn't finish it"

    I rarely drop a book I've started, and I've found gems in the rough and suffered through just plain rough, but this one was not for me. By the time I got about 5 hours in, to where the author describes the "Phoenix experience" of the death of her (first) marriage as revealed to her by her affair with a "shaman lover" — well, I got through about 40 mentions of her "shaman lover" without retching, only to decide about an hour later that I didn't need any more of the overblown metaphors and self-indulgent pseudo-insights as she described the well-trod challenges of parenting, so I'm calling it quits. It might be to someone's taste, but likely mostly those who are into the more esoteric retreats on offer at the Omega Institute, cofounded by the author.

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  • Amazon Customer
    Pretoria, South Africa
    15/03/17
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    "Excellent Read! :-)"

    I absolutely loved it and there was an aha moment in every chapter. A must read for anyone struggling with issues such as trying understand one's purpose, making sense of loss, behaviours,etc. The story is beautifully narrated and sensitively written.

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  • shana falana
    21/09/16
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    "Great Story, Don't recommend the Narrator However"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator is so over the top, it's like she's reading to children... she lowers her voice when reading quotes from men... raises her voice when talking about kids.... makes me sick! Unfortunately I can't finish the book bc of it! :(


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  • Richard
    08/09/16
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    "Total and complete life transformation "

    I was in the midst of a Pheonix and did not realize it. The book was given to me as a gift at the perfect moment. it answered all of my questions of what I was going through. it was as if the book was written for me. Thank You Elizabeth Lesser!

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  • Letha Miller
    15/07/16
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    "Beautiful and inspiring!!"

    This book is incredible. I will listen to it over and over. Elizabeth's words are so beautiful and deep.

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  • bobanne
    23/06/16
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    "Bursting with insight and beautifully written."

    This is a must read! A revelation in every chapter for those fellow seekers out there!

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  • Nicole
    12/05/16
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    "inspiring"

    I was confused with the death in session at first but once you fully immerse yourself into her lesson it comes together at the end understanding the Phoenix process and why death and creation is connected

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  • N.L.
    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA, United States
    29/03/16
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    "One of my favorites!"

    Awesome and inspiring!! Will read again as I need to be uplifted.. Came at the right time in my life

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  • J. Hopkins
    Denver, Colorado
    18/02/16
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    "Horrible narrator"

    I love this book and print, and referred it to several people who are going through difficult time. I thought I'd relisten to it on audible, to pass my driving time. And the narration is completely awful I can't even sit through it. She sounds so forced fake, I find myself getting distracted by how horrible her narration is.

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