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Dropping the Struggle


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Roger Housden is the author of twenty-two books, including the bestselling Ten Poems series. His writing has been featured in many publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and O: The Oprah Magazine. A native of England, he lives in Marin County, California, and teaches around the world.


"An inspiring, life-changing book that challenges us to open our arms to the life we have rather than wishing we had something else."
-- Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason

"With luminous clarity, radical authenticity, and tender appreciation of the human predicament, Dropping the Struggle is more than a teaching and bigger than a book: it is an invitation to transform."
-- Mirabai Starr, translator of Dark Night of the Soul and author of Caravan of No Despair "This book came to me just when I needed it, helping me to loosen my tight fist on how I want things to be and take another step toward acceptance."
-- Ellen Bass, author of Like a Beggar and coauthor of The Courage to Heal

"Gently and wisely, Roger Housden points to the timeless knowing within us, which dissolves the need to struggle with life, with others, and with ourselves."
-- Roger Walsh, MD, PhD, author of Essential Spirituality "A book of confessions, advice, and easy-to-digest wisdom on how to lean into surrender and beingness in spite of our Western hardwiring of constant doingness."
-- Arielle Ford, author of Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate

"Dropping the Struggle is a wise, compassionate, fierce gift and gentle guide for living fully with more ease. Blending poetry, storytelling, and science, it leads the way toward a more open heart and mind."
-- Marc Lesser, author of Less and Know Yourself, Forget Yourself "Surrender is an essential goal of all spiritual work. Letting go of the control that we never really had is both our great task and the key to a life of joy and inner peace. In Dropping the Struggle, Roger Housden has written a simple but brilliant guidebook to help us do just that. . . . I highly recommend this beautiful book!"
-- James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy and cofounding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center "This wonderful book is an antidote to overachievement, a welcome respite from striving to 'have it all, ' a voice of sanity in a world addicted to self-improvement. Irreverent, profound, and hard-hitting. I loved it."
-- Mark Matousek, author of Ethical Wisdom "With admirable honesty, wisdom, and authenticity, Housden presents seven ways to love the life you are living."
-- Spirituality and Practice

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