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    I read this book last fall while in a trauma treatment program in the southern United States and I must say that i

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    Read this for our Buddhist book club It had some good points but I found that much of the book was too focused on the aut

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    It’s an empty the notebook kind of spiritual recovery book with some truly moving and insightful essays and some dashed of

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    Beautiful teachings and open wondering on the cultivation of emotional openness and acceptance of what is I found it to be very helpful for my meditation and spiritual practice

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The Gate of Tears Sadness and the Spiritual Path explores the counter intuitive insight that sadness and joy are not opposites and that human capacities often suppressed or rejected can instead The Gate ePUB #192 be gateways to deep joy creativity and liberation Its eighty two short poetic sometimes epigrammatic chapters draw on contemplative traditions art even pop songs They are reflections on the path of surrender alchemy and the sacred Written over a ten year period and completed in the mourning period after the death of the author's mother The Gate of Tears is not a self help book If anything it is a self helpless book discovering a happiness deeper than transitory joys that emerges precisely when the resistance to sadness is released As the contemporary Buddhist teacher Lama Surya Das says in his foreword to the book the only thing that prevents happiness is searching for it The Gate of Tears draws on Jay Michaelson's fifteen years as a student and now a teacher of Buddhist and Jewish contemplative paths Michaelson is a rabbi and holds I read this book last fall while in a trauma treatment program in the southern United States and I must say that it helped me to understand just how important grief and allowing oneself to feel and express that grief is if we truly wish to heal from our pain and trauma s I should mention that I do know Jay but only as an acuaintance and as I read his book particularly the sections where he spoke about how music and the arts allowed him to feel and express his grief throughout his life and some of the toughest things he s experienced it provided me with a degree of validation that my use of music to heal my grief over the years was not strange but something that someone who is extremely learned and accomplished also has employed as way of copingI am extremely grateful that this book exsits as it is something that I go back to on a regular basis as a reminder to counter many of the old lies I was taught regarding grief This is a must read for all those who have experienced any type of loss in thier lives

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The Gate of Tears

Emotional Intelligence The Gate of Tears is a beautifully written transformative book Jay Michaelson guides us instead of denying avoiding explaining away or resisting sadness to go right into the heart of it There we find open space true love of life and perhaps most redeeming one another Sharon Salzberg author of LovingkindnessJay Michaelson's writing is always bracing and brave but The Gate of Tears has particular power He guides us to explore and accept the truth of what he calls ordinary sadness and stop looking for happiness so that we might actually find it Every chapter made me feel as if he was seeing me personally This book will change your perspective and ease your load Abigail Pogrebin author of Stars of DavidAbout the AuthorDr Jay Michaelson is the author of six books including Evolving Dharma Meditation Buddhism and the Next Generation of Enlightenment North Atlantic and the bestselling God vs Gay The Religious Case for Euality Beacon as well as over articles in The Daily Beast Atlantic Tricycle The Forward and other publication It s an empty the notebook kind of spiritual recovery book with some truly moving and insightful essays and some dashed off bits that were likely inspired by a moment that s not conveyed This isn t a negative judgment at all I ll totally hold on to this as a bathroom book

DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Jay Michaelson

A PhD in Jewish Thought and has taught Jewish mysticism in and outside the academic world Yet he is also a longtime teacher of insight meditation in Western Buddhist and secular mindfulness contexts who has sat many months long silent meditation retreats With his usual blend of erudition and accessibility Michaelson weaves together Hasidic tales and Dharma teachings Leonard Cohen and Langston Hughes The Gate of Tears is not a New Age book with easy answers it is infused with a contemporary sensibility skepticism and humorAll of us if we are to be fully human experience pain The Gate of Tears is about how the embrace of that experience ennobles empowers and liberates usAdvance PraiseJay Michaelson's incisive and exuisitely profound insights into our human condition come in full force in The Gate of Tears Here we have an antidote to mindless feel good ideology and gentle instructions in attending to the fullness of our experience so we see the value in the downs not just the ups Our inner world will never seem the same Daniel Goleman author of Read this for our Buddhist book club It had some good points but I found that much of the book was too focused on the author s personal experience rather than a global application of Buddhist principles This is my reason for giving it 3 stars and my reason for reading it to begin with influences my lack of enthusiasm for the book So it could be a perfect book for someone with different reasons for reading it I think especially if one is Jewish a music lover and a poetthis book would certainly resonate