Riding the Dragon

10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: November 26, 2012

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With more than 50,000 copies sold, Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times has for a decade made itself an indispensable spiritual and psychological guide to readers experiencing seasons of adversity. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author with personal reflections and fresh perspective on today’s challenges.

“Don’t try to slay your dragons, learn to ride them!” Drawing on Eastern and Western traditions, psychologist Robert Wicks emboldens readers to face life’s difficulties—the “dragons” that escape from the cave. Readers will find guidance and encouragement to engage problems as a means to growth and transformation, to ride their dragons rather than slay them or drive them back into their cave. Wicks fashions ten simple lessons on identifying and confronting the everyday dragons readers meet: from engaging darkness to finding simplicity to keeping perspective.

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Pages: 160

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781893732940

Imprint: Sorin Books

  • “Both compassionate and wise.”

    “Like a good friend's support in tough times, Riding the Dragon is both compassionate and wise.”

    Jack Kornfield
    Author of A Path with Heart

  • “A warm and encouraging voice.”

    “A warm and encouraging voice.”

    Shambhala Sun

  • “Provides plenty of self-care tips.”

    “A nurturing work that provides plenty of self-care tips.”

    Spirituality & Health

  • “This was one dragon I wanted to ride!”

    “All I had to do was read the chapter titles to know that this was one dragon I wanted to ride. Wicks is a master who makes the spiritual life exciting and doable.”

    Helen Prejean
    Author of Dead Man Walking

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