Each day we deal with the challenges of ordinary life: a series of
mundane experiences that could be summarized by the title of this book, Work, Sex, Money.
We all hope that these aspects of our life will be a source of
fulfillment and pleasure, and they often are. Yet they are also always
sources of problems for which we seek practical advice and solutions.
The best prescription, according to Chögyam Trungpa, is a dose of
reality and also a dose of respect for ourselves and our world. His
profound teachings on work, sex, and money celebrate the sacredness of
life and our ability to cope with its twists and turns with dignity,
humor, and even joy.
He begins by breaking down the barrier
between the spiritual and the mundane, showing that work, sex, and money
are just as much a part of our spiritual life as they are a part of our
everyday existence. He then discusses these subjects in relation to ego
and self-image, karma, mindfulness, and meditation. “Work” includes
general principles of mindfulness and awareness in how we conduct
everyday life as well as discussion of ethics in business and the
workplace. “Sex” is about relationships and communication as a whole.
“Money” looks at how we view the economics of livelihood and money as
“green energy” that affects our lives. The result is an inclusive vision
of life, one that encompasses the biggest issues and the smallest
details of every day.
There are, in fact, few definitive answers
in these pages. There is, however, authentic wisdom providing us with
tools we need to work with the toughest stuff in our lives.Shambhala Publications
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