Pema Chodrin, Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears (2009), Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston MA, USA
This wise and encouraging little book fits easily in my purse, and I’m pulling it out frequently! An American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodrin teaches us how certain habits of the mind tend to “hook” us and get us stuck in states of anger, blame, self-hatred and addiction. Once we start to see the patterns, we can begin to change our lives for the better. She shows us that it’s completely in our power to break free of destructive thoughts and experience a new sense of freedom, happiness and peace.