Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser audiobook

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

By Elizabeth Lesser
Read by Susan Denaker

Random House Audio
13.03 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739384749

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This inspiring guide to healing and growth illuminates the richness and potential of every life, even in the face of loss and adversity. In the more than twenty-five years since she co-founded Omega Institute—now the world’s largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth—Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition. In a beautifully crafted blend of moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal memoir, she offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed? Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, divorce, loss of a job or a loved one—stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion. And she draws on the world’s great spiritual and psychological traditions to support us as we too learn to break open and blossom into who we were meant to be.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This inspiring guide to healing and growth illuminates the richness and potential of every life, even in the face of loss and adversity.

In the more than twenty-five years since she co-founded Omega Institute—now the world’s largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth—Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition. In a beautifully crafted blend of moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal memoir, she offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed? Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, divorce, loss of a job or a loved one—stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion. And she draws on the world’s great spiritual and psychological traditions to support us as we too learn to break open and blossom into who we were meant to be.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Never again will a painful experience wipe me out. This book shows how you can transform any difficult transition into a time of great strength and awakening. Jane Fonda
There's more food for philosophical mastication--and more sparkling good sense--in one lucid chapter of Broken Open than in a library of ordinary books on similar subjects. Tom Robbins
Elizabeth Lesser has written a most extraordinary book that examines our relationship to the changing nature of life. Lesser, a brilliantly gifted writer, has created a treasure chest of personal stories that bring wisdom, insight, compassion, and common sense to the experiences familiar to so many of us as the years of our lives unfold within their immortal cycle of endings and new beginnings. CAROLINE MYSS, author of Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of the Spirit
Elizabeth Lesser bravely and beautifully explores one of the most compelling questions of life: how do we emerge from suffering and challenge with real, encompassing wisdom and love. Broken Open is personal, pragmatic and enlightening. Sharon Salzberg, author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
“Never again will a painful experience break me down. Instead, I’ll use Elizabeth’s book to help me bread open into greater strength, acceptance, and awakening.” Jane Fonda, actress, activist, and author of My Life So Far
“Elizabeth Lesser bravely and beautifully explores one of the most compelling questions of life: How do we emerge from suffering and challenge with real, encompassing wisdom and love? Broken Open is personal, pragmatic, and enlightening.” Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
“Insightful reflections…the book is gentle in tone without falling into sentimentality and clear without being dogmatic or simplistic.” Library Journal
“A most extraordinary book…Lesser is a brilliantly gifted writer.” Caroline Myss, author of Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of the Spirit
“Rich in food for philosophical mastication, and sparkling in their stylistic clarity, the true-life stories in Broken Open are both entertaining and enlightening.” Tom Robbins, author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Lesser

Author Bio: Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser is the cofounder of Omega Institute, the largest adult education center focusing on health, wellness, spirituality, social change, and creativity in the US. She is the author of The Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure and Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. For more than thirty years she has studied and worked with leading figures in the field of healing—healing self and healing society. Lesser attended Barnard College and San Francisco State University. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 13.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English