Making a Change for Good: A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline



According to Zen Teacher Cheri Huber, we are conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy. “Life isn’t the way it should be and it’s my fault!” But, Huber says, no amount of punishment will make us happy or give us control over life.

Compassionate self-discipline is found through being present. When we are present and aware, we are not engaged in distracting, addictive behaviors. If we cultivate the ability to pay attention and focus on what is here in this moment, our experience can be authentic, awake, honest, and joyful.

This book includes a guided thirty-day program of daily meditation, contemplation, and journaling.

Praise for Cheri Huber:

“Huber challenges us to see our resistances and to accept our conditioned thoughts and behaviors–to live in the present moment with awareness.”  –Spirituality and Health magazine

Cheri Huber has been a student and teacher of Zen awareness practice for over 35 years. She is the founder of the Zen Monastery Peace Center in Murphys, CA and Living Compassion, non-profits dedicated to peace and service. She hosts a weekly internet radio show Open Air. Follow Cheri on her blog.

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