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C'est La Vie: The French Art of Letting Go

C'est La Vie: The French Art of Letting Go (Hardback)

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'The book's motto - give yourself a break! - is perhaps the most radical resolution of the year' ElleBe calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... We're overwhelmed with these sorts of commands, and we often torture ourselves to "try harder," yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stop pushing ourselves to do what we think we're supposed to do, and instead simply allow ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate - to give yourself a break, and just be. Fabrice Midal, one of the world's leading teachers of meditation explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses - and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break. He gives readers permission to:Stop obeying -- you are intelligentStop being calm -- be at peaceStop wanting to be perfect -- accept life's stormsStop rationalizing -- let things beStop comparing -- be youStop being ashamed -- be vulnerableStop tormenting yourself -- become your own best friendStop wanting to love -- be benevolentIn C'est La Vie, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too much, too fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no. It's fine to quit the things that don't make you happy. It's necessary, in fact, to give yourself a break if things don't go your way and say, simply, C'est la vie. Midal gives each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy...so we have room in our lives for the things that do.



Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyMind, Body & SpiritMind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 28/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9781409175896  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Fabrice Midal has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Paris. The founder of The Western School of Meditation and author of several bestsellers, he is one of the world's leading teachers of meditation, and he travels around the globe giving conferences on the topic.

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