Getting Unstuck: Breaking Through Habitual Patterns & Confronting Naked Reality
A review and discussion of the audio book written by Pema Chödrön
Tuesday Evening, 09.07.10 at 7:00 P.M.
Do you feel like you have lost the job search spirit? We recently neglected the related chapter when we reviewed and discussed the Kate Wendleton book, “Through the Brick Wall.” We return to that topic this week to consider Wendleton’s thoughts and add a radical twist from Pema Chödrön and her audio book “Getting Unstuck.” Often when confronted with a persistent problem turning to another way of thinking may offer valuable insights. The extended job search creates some interesting “stuff” to surface.
Were we all sitting in a Far Eastern job search group for unemployed Buddhists this might be labeled “shenpa.” Shenpa is term that encompasses baggage, dreck, pain, general uneasiness, discomfort, anger, feeling wronged and a lot of other feelings that might be generally labeled “s**t anywhere in the west. On the other side of these uncomfortable feelings lies “prajna.” Prajna is a level of enlightenment that sees you through to the other side- to an inner peace and understanding of what is really going on and how you can adapt accordingly and move on.
Pema asks us not to succumb to the unproductive thoughts, anger and fear and provides tools to do so. She asks us open and soften our heart toward unconsidered possibilities and to awaken to a variety of outcomes.
Pema Chödrön is a Buddhist nun. Since her ordination in 1974, Ane Pema (“Ane” is a Tibetan honorific for a nun) has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation retreats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. She is the director of Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America.
While this is a departure from the style and books that we normally cover at $timulus I promise you that we will not do a group hug.
Please do bring your business cards so that you can practice “prajna” with the other good folks attending as we hit Steak & Shake.
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