A practical roadmap to cultivating the heart’s capacity to face and transform our greatest challenges—like the climate crisis, oppression, anxiety, and burnout—from the bestselling author of Say What You Mean.

Product Code: 9220
ISBN: 9781645472001
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Shambhala
Pages: 304
Published Date: 11/21/2023
Availability:In stock
Price: $24.95

Meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer shares a pragmatic guide to living a life of meaning and purpose in a time of great social, environmental, and spiritual upheaval. Through touching stories, insightful reflections, and concrete instructions, Sofer offers powerful tools to strengthen our hearts and nourish the qualities that can transform our world. Each chapter guides you to cultivate a quality essential to personal and social transformation like mindfulness, resolve, wonder, and empathy. You’ll learn ways to:

· Find more choice and freedom in life
· Strengthen focus, sustain energy, and accomplish goals
· Identify burnout and take steps to renew yourself
· Imbue your daily activities with clarity and vitality
· Respond more effectively to collective challenges

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Part One
1. Attention
2. Aspiration
3. Energy
4. Mindfulness
5. Concentration
6. Wisdom

Part Two
7. Curiosity
8. Courage
9. Renunciation
10. Kindness
11. Ease
12. Patience
13. Equanimity

Part Three
14. Empathy
15. Integrity
16. Resolve
17. Joy
18. Rest
19. Wonder

Part Four
20. Gratitude
21. Generosity
22. Devotion
23. Play
24. Compassion
25. Contentment
26. Forgiveness

About the Author

“In Your Heart Was Made for This, Oren Jay Sofer offers a beautiful and poignant invitation to meet the crises of our current world and communities with the power of contemplative practice, which helps us to acknowledge the pain that we are all experiencing and reveals how we can respond directly with awareness and tenderness.” —Lama Rod Owens, author of Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger

“Using the Buddha’s teachings, coupled with skillful activism, Sofer outlines how we can all access a deep well of energy and resilience to support us in engaging with our most pressing challenges. This is the book we need right now to help heal the planet and care for one another.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Life and Lovingkindness

Your Heart Was Made For This brings the timeless wisdom of the Dharma to support us in the Great Turning. Whether you are new to contemplative practices or are a seasoned veteran, this book provides insights and concrete practices to help us come back to our whole selves. I can’t help but want my entire family to read this!” —Kazu Haga, author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm

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