One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the four step practice of RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and unlocks our abilities to hear.
For years, Tara Brach has watched as the ever-increasing stimuli in our lives—from social media, to the 24-hour news cycle, to demands of the modern family—push us to function on auto-pilot, to live in triage mode. This new way of being isolates us, cuts us off from our capacity for perspective, humor, and compassion, and allows toxic habits to take root. In this short, companionable book, Brach illuminates a four-step process that can immediately shift us out of limiting beliefs to access mindfulness. The practice of RAIN shows readers how to Recognize traumatic or stressful situations, Allow our negative feelings in rather than to push them down, Investigate sensations in a way that robs them of their power over us, and then invites us to Nurture ourselves and address the unmet needs that fuel our trauma in the first place.
Simply put, RAIN short-circuits the anxiety of daily living, placing us firmly in the present, leaving us ready to heal and connect. Delivered in the same heartfelt yet practical style that has earned her podcast over a million listeners, Radical Compassion lovingly guides readers seeking to cultivate compassion and challenge feelings of unworthiness to lead more meaningful, more connected lives now.
About the Author:
Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of mindfulness, mediation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. She is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, and is the senior teacher and founder of Insight Meditation Center of Washington, DC. She lives in Great Falls, VA with her husband and dog.