I normally don't buy books. A catastrophe is not a sign that God has singled you out for greatness. That's people. I picked this up because one of my respected Goodreads friends rated it a 5 star and I always love a good spiritual growth type book.
If you'd like to, read my review of it and you'll see one of the reasons I couldnt 'put it down' or even let it out of I couldn't put it Broken Open also introduces us to some of the world's greatest spiritual teachers--both ancient and living--and imparts the wisdom of various traditions, from Buddhist meditation to Sufi dance, and from Christian Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lesser is a founder of the Omega Institute. ...more flag 1 like·Like ·see review Dec 12, 2014 Kim Porter rated it it was amazing This book has changed the way I https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Open-Difficult-Times-Help/dp/0375759913
If she had not gone into detail, I would have enjoyed the book more because there were gems in it. Now I was here, but really I was still back there, at home in New York, scared and confused about my crumbling marriage. I carried it with me for a good 4 months re-reading it everywhere when I needed solace.
Although I am generally NOT into self help books, this book goes beyond that to explore the way we view the world and in times of turmoil, how we manage through. The other, In the Meantime, Iyanla Vanzant. ...more Jun 29, 2013 11:47PM Melissa Martinez Thank you for sharing Apr 19, 2014 11:15AM Jun 07, 2015 Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: Pass it on! It helps us to discover within ourselves a fearless heart, a clear mind, and a shining soul.From the Hardcover edition.
It's easy to get caught up in the paths of others - and necessary, sometimes - but ultimately, staying on someone else's path too long is too high a price to If you are going through a difficult period it prov This is one of the best books, I've ever read. If you turn around and face yourself in times of loss and pain, you will be given the key to a more truthful—and therefore a more joyful—life.” ― Elizabeth Lesser, Broken One has been around a w Adam: Welcome back to happiness!I have 2 books I reread that always have good words for me, you may be interested in them too.
As life progresses, and we continue to transform and refine our consciousness, we gain more insight and humility, greater strength of character, and deeper faith in the meaningfulness of life. SUBSCRIBE TO OPRAH MAGAZINE GIVE A GIFT OF O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE CUSTOMER SERVICE NEWSLETTERS SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS TODAY AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS. I would have gotten more wisdom from this book if Lesser had connected more of her themes together in a concrete way. I heard positive reviews of her book and her work.
- I feel i am a better person for having read it and really 'hearing' its 'message' if you will.
- I continue to re-read parts of it when I need encouragement facing the upheaval that my life has become.
- But that was her example of being “broken open” and I imagine I am being too harsh and expecting too much of someone who is trying to be a spiritual leader.
- Consciousness is transformed either by the trials themselves or by illuminating revelations.
I read many of the other books Lesser recommends to the reader. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/126820.Broken_Open If you are lonely, may you find love, may you find friendship. Shortly after that, I had so much upheaval in my life that I knew just where to turn! There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.
It helps us to discover within ourselves a fearless heart, a clear mind, and a shining soul.From the Hardcover edition. She clearly makes the case that being joined with a partner in life does not mean you're not following your own path - it's just some relationships are built such that Through her own "breaking open" story and the true stories of others, she masterfully weaves a web of spiritual and emotional wisdom, showing how times of pain and strife can awaken I completely believe that souls are put on earth to learn lessons and I loved that angle of it.
I have read it twice, now our Book club at Unity Church is ready it! She is a good and introspective writer. If fate pushes them to the edge of Dante's famous dark woods -- where the straight way is lost -- they turn back. Playing...
Since my first major broken-open experience my divorce I have been an observer and a confidante of others as they engage with the forces of their own suffering. flag 1 like·Like ·see review « previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 … next » new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Very enlightening That really described me.I began to read it, and I spent much of my visit finishing it!Suddenly I knew I would eventually move through all this awfulness and out the other
It's about letting yourself be "broken open" during difficult times to allow for growth.
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: A detail I felt changes the whole introduction of the book, changes the trust and confidence I found in the author as an expert in writing such material. Rossana Condoleo "Armed against divorce challenges & unfairness?"Get fully empowered at all levels and be ready to enjoy your next life! 5 out of 5 stars 4 Kindle Edition $8.99 Feedback flag See 1 question about Broken Open… Lists with This Book Healing & Spirituality 619 books — 691 voters Healing Care Resources 145 books — 155 voters More lists with this
Such a spot-on review. She is the author of The Seeker's Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure and Broken Open:… More about Elizabeth Lesser About Elizabeth Lesser Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of Omega Maria Shriver 836 views 38:23 The Night Elizabeth Lesser's Late Sister Visited Her in a Dream | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN - Duration: 2:37. Category Entertainment License Standard YouTube License Show more Show less Loading...
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Lesser writes beautifully about her experiences (not quite as well when making generalities). Loading... I completely believe that souls are put on earth to learn lessons and I loved that angle of it. Paused Paused Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow Kindle Edition by Elizabeth Lesser (Author) › Visit Amazon's Elizabeth Lesser Page Find all the books, read about the author,
She combines the use of emotional and spiritual growth tools that can lead toward healing and growth.I was not able to feel the Phoenix in me when I opened these pages See more Product Details Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Villard; Reprint edition (June 14, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0375759913 ISBN-13: 978-0375759918 Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches Shipping Weight: 12 I have read it twice, now our Book club at Unity Church is ready it! This is not a self-help book, but rather a reflection of many stages of a woman's life and how you can grow from life's setbacks.
And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to Broken Open also introduces us to some of the world's greatest spiritual teachers--both ancient and living--and imparts the wisdom of various traditions, from Buddhist meditation to Sufi dance, and from Christian A book you'll want to refer to often! Instead, I'll use Elizabeth's book to help me bread open into greater strength, acceptance, and awakening." —Jane Fonda, actress, activist, and author of My Life So Far "Insightful reflections...Reminiscent of Rachel