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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Epstein, M.D. Narrator: Mark Epstein, M.D. Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 16, 2018 ISBN: 9780525528692
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Renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein presents a how-to guide that refuses a quick fix, rooted in two traditions, Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, devoted to maximizing the human potential for living a better life

Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, and smarter, is one affliction we all share. And, while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In ADVICE NOT GIVEN, Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, two traditions that developed in entirely different times and places and, until recently, had nothing to do with each other, both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our wellbeing, and both come to the same conclusion: When we allow the ego to have free reign, we suffer. But when it learns to let go, we are free.

With great insight, and in a deeply personal style, Epstein presents to readers a how-to guide, rooted in two traditions devoted to maximizing the human potential for living a better life. Using the Eightfold Path, eight levels of self-reflection that Buddhists believe lead to enlightenment, as his scaffolding, Epstein looks back productively on his own experience, and that of his patients. While the ideas of the Eightfold Path are as old as Buddhism itself, when informed by the sensibility of Western psychotherapy, they become something more: a roadmap for spiritual and psychological growth, a way of dealing with the problem of the ego. Breaking down the wall between East and West, Epstein offers a rethinking of mindfulness, the ability to be with whatever is happening in the moment, and the benefits to be won of teaching people to watch their own minds without necessarily believing everything they think, ideas with strong footholds in Buddhism but now for the first time within the context of psychotherapy.

Our ego is at once our biggest obstacle and our greatest hope. We can be at its mercy or we can learn to mold it. Completely unique and practical, Epstein's advice can be used by all - each in his or her own way - and will provide wise counsel in a confusing world. After all, as he says, "Our egos can use all the help they can get." Download and start listening now!

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