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Tara Brach Quotes

21 of the best book quotes from Tara Brach
  1. #1
    “Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.”
  2. #2
    “We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small.”
  3. #3
    “Pain is not wrong. Reacting to pain as wrong initiates the trance of unworthiness. The moment we believe something is wrong, our world shrinks and we lose ourselves in the effort to combat the pain.”
  4. #4
    “We are uncomfortable because everything in our life keeps changing -- our inner moods, our bodies, our work, the people we love, the world we live in.”
  5. #5
    “We can’t hold on to anything -- a beautiful sunset, a sweet taste, an intimate moment with a lover, our very existence as the body/mind we call self -- because all things come and go.”
  6. #6
    “Lacking any permanent satisfaction, we continuously need another injection of fuel, stimulation, reassurance from loved ones, medicine, exercise, and meditation. We are continually driven to become something more, to experience something else.”
  7. #7
    “Imperfection is not our personal problem - it is a natural part of existing.”
  1. #8
    “When someone says to us, as Thich Nhat Hanh suggests, “Darling, I care about your suffering,” a deep healing begins.”
  2. #9
    “The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.”
  3. #10
    “Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance.”
  4. #11
    “If we are holding back from any part of our experience, if our heart shuts out any part of who we are and what we feel, we are fueling the fears and feelings of separation that sustain the trance of unworthiness. Radical Acceptance directly dismantles the very foundations of this trance.”
  5. #12
    “We spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully.”
  6. #13
    “The emotion of fear often works overtime.”
  7. #14
    “Even when there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity.”

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  1. #15
    “Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our lives as it is.”
  2. #16
    “I found myself praying: “May I love and accept myself just as I am.”
  3. #17
    “If we are taken over by craving, no matter who or what is before us, all we can see is how it might satisfy our needs. This kind of thirst contracts our body and mind into a profound trance.”
  4. #18
    “But this revolutionary act of treating ourselves tenderly can begin to undo the aversive messages of a lifetime.”
  5. #19
    “We move through the world with a kind of tunnel vision that prevents us from enjoying what is in front of us.”
  6. #20
    “The color of an autumn leaves or a passage of poetry merely amplifies the feeling that there is a gaping hole in our life. The smile of a child only reminds us that we are painfully childless. We turn away from simple pleasures because our craving compels us to seek more intense stimulation or numbing relief.”
  7. #21
    “What would it be like if I could accept life--accept this moment--exactly as it is?”
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Children's Books About Freedom