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Radical Self-Acceptance

Narrated by: Tara Brach
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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Summary

The Practice of Self-Acceptance, Taught by a Buddhist Clinical Psychologist...

How would your life change if you genuinely accepted yourself, just the way you are? According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding.

On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough." With insights from both Eastern contemplative traditions and Western psychotherapies, Dr. Brach guides you through a full program of meditations and skills you need to become more compassionate toward the "unforgivable" parts of your self.

As Dr. Brach says, the most difficult - and pervasive - challenge to Westerners today is the suffering caused by our feelings of unworthiness and self-aversion. Radical Self-Acceptance offers a way to break out of this emotional prison, so you can discover the freedom that comes with kindness and true appreciation of yourself and others.

©2005 Tara Brach (P)2008 Sounds True

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Skeptical, but proved wrong

This book is being very helpful to me. At 52 years of age its difficult to come across meaningful and practical help and advice that one hasn't already tried and failed miserable to integrate in one's existence. Despite my deep reservations of the title and subject matter I must say it's been and continues to be a very real companion. I imagine I shall be needing this guidance for as long as I live

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Clear and inspiring

How pleased I am to discover the work of Tara Brach on Audible. Her words are truly life changing. I try to begin every day listening to some of this book and have found it not only uplifting and inspiring but a huge help in understanding myself and in practising self compassion.

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Wonderful

Wonderful to be personally led through this difficult topic by Tara. She has such a beautiful voice (I'm from the UK & I love her gentle US accent) and conveys her words with such warmth that it feels life you are having a personal coaching session with her. I always try to listen to Tara rather than only reading her as it makes her teachings so very accessible.

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Life Changing

Read with loving kindness Tara takes on a journey to find true live. Self love. Practically explained in four beautiful steps whilst drawing much from the Buddhist tradition the knowledge imparted is applicable to us all.

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So much good content, structured a little randomly

This book has great content and so so many great teachings within. I found it a bit fast paced ... By that I mean so many poems, quotes, stories etc were coming at you, I think I'd need to listen / read more than once to take it all in.

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Little gem of a book

Short, to the point, and gets the teaching across perfectly. A little gem of a book that could change a life if and when a person is ready to take it in. Thank you Tara Brach

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almost perfect

One minor criticism: gong/bell at end of the meditations made late-night listening less enjoyable, as the material is otherwise brilliantly suited to soothing a bout of insomnia if it weren't for the sudden unexpected harsh gong sound just as you're finally drifting off!

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Life changing book

This book is enjoyable and relaxing to listen to - and yet full of life changing, pain relieving, revolutionary ideas.
Thank you Tara for helping me so deeply with your gentle voice and beautiful and enlightening words.

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Tara brach is wonderful

if you've ever struggled with loving yourself or self acceptance then I would definitely recommend this audio.

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Many thx

Wonderful I love all of Tara brachs books so much wisdom highly recommended reading everyone should read her books thank you Tara

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  • The Burnetts
  • 28-08-12

Tara Brach knows how to speak to the heart

What did you love best about Radical Self-Acceptance?

This book vividly captures the pervasive wave of self aversion that has gripped many of us. It also provides an attainable way out of self aversion and into true self acceptance.

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  • Bookman
  • 02-10-13

Unique and Powerful Wisdom

What did you love best about Radical Self-Acceptance?

Brach presents a unique and powerful approach to solving some of life's most frustrating and challenging dilemmas.

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  • M. B
  • 20-12-15

Wonderful

Helpful wisdom in a kind and generous way. Tara's voice is much more powerful than reading. I've listened to this over and over, each time absorbing a bit more. Knowing certain lessons are important, but I haven't quite acknowledged them internally. Getter closer with each day. Enlightenment.

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  • Teresa
  • 04-12-12

Life Changing

What did you love best about Radical Self-Acceptance?

It is one of the best things I have done for myself. This audiobook helped me to understand my (strong negative) emotional reactions, to accept them and to "deal" with them.

What did you like best about this story?

Tara Brach is right on point describing the issues with and ways to self-acceptance. She breaks down our mislead thinking and behaviour and gives many examples for easy understanding. Short guided meditations help to deepen awareness of our emotions and to accept us as we are.

What about Tara Brach’s performance did you like?

Tara Brach's voice is soft and her speech flow is natural. It is easy to follow. She gives you time to reflect.

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  • Karil
  • 18-09-12

great listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

this is a great book. It really helps you look at yourself in a different and healthier light. I would reccomend it to anyone who wan to know themselves better and love themselves better.

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  • Benbarian
  • 12-12-11

Subtle, brilliant

What did you love best about Radical Self-Acceptance?

Tara Brach is an excellent teacher. She takes her years of experience and applies her psychological training to give you a very Western friendly approach to dealing with your self. The title is no lie, it is fundamentally a guide to accepting yourself with all your problems and short comings.

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  • mary
  • 28-08-12

serenity

Where does Radical Self-Acceptance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Material was helpful not repetive and just restated

What does Tara Brach bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

voice is easy to listen too ; calming

What did you learn from Radical Self-Acceptance that you would use in your daily life?

Shame can dictate your life but try not to allow this.

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  • Jonathan
  • 02-08-15

Helpful

Her peaceful voice guided me through my areas of fear and pain. I will listen to this many, many times.

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  • kristin
  • 05-12-15

i listen to it daily<br />





love it! tara brach', the author & narrator, soothes my soul and helps my racing mind slow down

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 19-02-19

Not your typical hear while driving book

This book is a collection of 3 meditations, and an intro to those. The content is great, her voice is soothing, and the best way to enjoy this book is to sit down close your eyes and give it your full attention.
The meditations/talks are around 1 hour each, so plan ahead and try not to stop in the middle. Highly recommend (:

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