Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness
USA Broadway, 1998
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn’t come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds–Buddhism and Western psychotherapy–Epstein shows how “the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego’s need to do with our inherent capacity to be.” He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control.