I just discovered Tara Brach through the Zencast podcast that I listen while I take my morning walk, and started to read her page e and she really speaks to me in a way that I feel a connection and understanding. I love her sense of humor and kindness, listening to her makes you feel better about anything instantly. Living in a very troubled city, I've been feeling a special need for reassurance that everything will be alright and I've found through the Zencast and Tara that it's not what happens to you, but how you react to it and it's helping me a lot. If you have a chance, listen to any of her podcasts. I highly recommend them to you and I leave you with this mantra from Tara:
May I be filled with lovingkindness.
May I feel safe from harm.
May I accept myself just as I am.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.