Riding the Dragon

10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: December 5, 2022

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Riding the Dragon gives the reader the chance to look for the lessons that are often hidden in our sorrows.”—Goodreads reviewer

Twenty years and 70,000 copies after it was first released, Riding the Dragon—by popular author, speaker, and psychologist Robert J. Wicks—continues to help thousands each year to confront the “dragons” of stress, discouragement, burnout, and unexpected change that everyone struggles with in their daily lives.

Instead of pretending these difficulties don’t exist or trying to remove them entirely, Wicks offers ten lessons to help us face them, overcome them, and grow from them. These simple yet profound lessons draw on the wisdom of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions as well as Wicks’s experience as a psychologist, and include

  • pairing clarity with kindness,
  • seeking perspective daily, and
  • building a barrier of simplicity.

Riding the Dragon is a concise, compassionate, and knowledgeable guide for anyone experiencing or supporting someone facing personal or professional challenges. This twentieth anniversary edition features a new preface from the author, highlighting how Riding the Dragon is, perhaps now more than ever, an indispensable spiritual and psychological companion for all of us who are yearning for our lives to be transformed.

Product Details

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

Edition: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

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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