Embracing Life’s Messiness: Lessons from Tara Brach

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On “Behind the Quote”, hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss Tara Brach’s quote, “There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire, imperfect, and messy life.” Ryan explains that by accepting life’s challenges, rather than resisting or fighting against them, we can find greater peace and resilience.

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Willful vs. Willing 

Learn to recognize when you’re rigidly trying to control outcomes vs. accepting what you can’t change.

Fight or Dance? 

We can choose to struggle against life’s challenges or move with them in a more accepting way.

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