Cheri Huber has been a student of Zen for more than 30 years. She founded the Mountain View Zen Center in Mountain View, California, the Zen Monastery Practice Center in Murphys, California, and is currently creating a new international organization, Global Community for Peace, in Assisi, Italy. Huber is the author of 17 books including The Fear Book: Facing Fear Once and For All and When You're Falling, Dive! On this six-and-one-half-hour Sounds True Audio Learning Course, she presents a way back to our original nature through a series of exciting and practical meditations, spiritual practices, and guided imagery exercises. As she states: "At the heart of so many of our 'self-improvement' hopes lies the illusion of self-control. Unconditional self-acceptance is very much the opposite: it's revealed in the boundless delight we felt as children before we were 'trained' to feel different, in the unfettered and energetic presence of Zen's first mountain sages. It's a natural way of being that, yes, you can absolutely rediscover. That's where this course will guide you." Give up the idea that you can work hard and achieve a new and improved you — a psychological make-over. Instead, take up this course, and you will discover entry points into a life based on gratitude, joy, playfulness, and compassion.

Two of the stumbling blocks to accepting our authentic nature are the emotional conditioning of our childhood and the socialization process of our culture. All of us have spent far too much time listening to the inner voices of the Critic, the Victim, and the Tyrant. Even worse, we have bought into the lies of being able to be a perfect person and the illusion of being in control. Huber offers exercises whereby we can examine our emotional conditioning and history. She moves on to awareness and meditation practices that can bring our emotions into clearer focus. Huber outlines five steps to unconditional self-acceptance and tools to develop reflective listening.

This wonderful audio learning course can be seen as a multidimensional exploration of the spiritual practice of you with side trips to attention, compassion, listening, and nurturing. Here is a one-of-a-kind resource to enable you to get in touch with your emotions in authentic and realistic ways. Check out the interview with Huber at the Sounds True website here.