October’s Yoga Book Club selection is The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron. Please note, that due to a scheduling conflict we have moved the date of book club up by one week. We will be meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Sacred Thread Ashram. This book club is open to all; feel free to join us!
We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. Here Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, she teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of openheartedness and tenderness. This book teaches us how to awaken our basic goodness and connect with others, to accept ourselves and others complete with faults and imperfections, and to stay in the present moment by seeing through the strategies of ego that cause us to resist life as it is.