What does one do when they:
1. Discover their nineteen year marriage is about to end, and
2. Desperately seek Buddhist philosophy to help them get through this period, but
3. Discover there are no books on Buddhism (about break-ups) to help them?
If you’re Meshel Laurie, comedian, and radio and TV personality, you write your own book! Presenting… Buddhism for Break-Ups.
You may know Meshel from Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Rove or most recently, The Project. On KIIS 101.1 she hosts Matt & Meshel with Matt Tilley and The 3PM Pick-Up with Katy Dimond. You may have even read her book The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny, or read her work on Mamamia.
Buddhist philosophy has helped Meshel survive many life crises. But when she found herself facing the end of her nineteen-year marriage, she realised there were no Buddhist books about break-ups, much to her disappointment. So she set out to write one…
Did you know that Meshel is an official ambassador for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Australia? So if there’s anyone that can write about Buddhism, it’s her.
Using Buddhism as a roadmap for navigating the fear, loneliness and grief of a broken heart, Meshel explains how the concepts of Emptiness and Impermanence can help us to see things clearly. She also explains:
- how to work through all the disturbing emotions
- how to embrace change
- how to harness wisdom and compassion in order to heal
- how to stop from punching your toxic ex-partner in the face
This isn’t a heavy, serious tome on Buddhism, though. It’s honest and witty and peppered with Meshel’s trademark wry humour and personal anecdotes.
And it’s more than a book for those recently single who are seeking advice on how to cope. Whether you’re dealing with the breakdown of a marriage, the demise of a relationship or the disintegration of a friendship, Buddhism for Break-ups is your go-to guide for zen!
Buddhism for Breakups
Buddhist philosophy has helped radio, television and comedy star Meshel Laurie survive many life crises. But when she found herself facing the end of her nineteen-year marriage, she realised there were no Buddhist books about break-ups. So she wrote one.
Using Buddhism as a roadmap for navigating the fear, loneliness and grief of a broken heart, Meshel explains how the concepts of Emptiness and Impermanence can help us to see things clearly. With her wry humour and trademark honesty, she shares how one of her biggest ...
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