How To Wake Up
A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow
Table of Contents

Introduction: Ten Thousand Joys, Ten Thousand Sorrows

Cultivating Wisdom
1. Change, Change, Change                                                                          
2. Self as Ever-Shifting Flow                                                              
3. Can’t Get No Satisfaction                                                                           
4. Want/Don’t-Want: The Unquenchable Thirst                                            
5. Looking More Deeply at Suffering and Dissatisfaction     
6. Five Habits of Mind that Are Obstacles to Waking Up      

Cultivating Mindfulness
7. The Mindfulness Path                                            
8. Tools for Sharpening Your Mindfulness Skills                                           
9. From Multiple Hindrance Attack to Five-Minute Mindfulness                             
10. Choiceless Awareness                                                      
11. Awakening to the Body through Mindfulness                                                     
12. Death Awareness Practice

Cultivating an Open Heart: Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity
13. The Psychological States of Awakened Beings                            
14. To Cultivate an Open Heart, Set Aside Judging                           
15. Kindness and Friendliness
16. Compassion: Start with Yourself                          
17. Appreciative Joy: An Antidote to Envy and Resentment                         
18. Equanimity: Fully Engaging This Life as It Is                                
19. Intentionally Turning Your Mind to the Sublime States                        

 In the End…
20. Onward Down the Path   
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