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Publisher's Summary

"A powerful work of spirituality and anti-racism." (Publishers Weekly

"If you read one book in 2020, make it this one." (Tricycle

From much-admired meditation expert Sebene Selassie, You Belong is a call to action, exploring our tangled relationship with belonging, connection, and each other

You are not separate. You never were. You never will be.We are not separate from each other. But we don’t always believe it, and we certainly don’t always practice it. In fact, we often practice the opposite - disconnection and domination.  From unconscious bias to “cancel culture”, denial of our inherent interconnection limits our own freedom. 

In You Belong, much-admired meditation expert Sebene Selassie reveals that accepting our belonging is the key to facing the many challenges currently impacting our world. Using ancient philosophy, multidisciplinary research, exquisite storytelling, and razor-sharp wit, Selassie leads us in an exploration of all the ways we separate (and thus suffer) and offers a map back to belonging. To belong is to experience joy in any moment: to feel pleasure, dance in public, accept death, forgive what seems unforgivable, and extend kindness to yourself and others. To belong is also to acknowledge injustice, reckon with history, and face our own shadows. 

Full of practical advice and profound revelations, You Belong makes a winning case for resisting the forces that demand separation and reclaiming the connection - and belonging - that have been ours all along. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Sebene Selassie (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Colleen Soulliere
  • 2020-11-09

I made a connection

Truth be told at first I was bracing myself, thinking this was not for me. but it was not too much farther along I realized it was exactly what I was looking for, a way to feel connected not alienated by the world around me at this time in my life. Some of the most basic and simplistic truths brought this to fruition, like staying in the present, not reverting to my negative Nelly thoughts and self depreciating tendancies, not trying to play things out in my head before things actually play out. My gratitude Sebene. I plan to practice much more.

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  • Cynthia S. Pratt
  • 2020-09-15

I loved every minute!

I longed to belong and now I do! I can’t thank you enough Sebene. I conspire to help others realize that they too already belong. You have made the most compassionate and believable case for embodiment and mindfulness and woven the threads of life together so beautifully. I was deeply moved throughout and wept at the last sentence. Brilliant!

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  • Yogi Dawn
  • 2021-04-17

Amazing

Loved it so very much. It was very hard to put down!!! I can relate to SO many things...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-27

Right words at the right time

As a yoga student and teacher this book was incredibly inspiring. I have taken so many notes and quotes that I will weave into my classes and personal practice. Thank you for your words and wisdom. This book will no doubt change the way I live my life.

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  • Janie
  • 2021-03-16

Loooved

The performance and content of this book are just what I needed. This is one I will revisit and have already recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-09

you probably need to listen to this.

Beautiful book. holds complex ideas with a spacious and inviting ease. wonderful to hear the author share her story and her wisdom.

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  • CEK
  • 2021-03-05

Thoughtful read by a thought leader

Thank you for this great presentation of your thoughts. I will be listening to it a few more times. Namaste 🙏🏻

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  • Jennifer Markow
  • 2021-02-10

You Belong

Serene Selassie writes writes words that speak to my heart. She speaks a truth that made me cry, laugh and feel all the feelings. I wish this book could be given to every single person the world over because I think that Sebene’s words — the way she speaks these words — have the power to open our hearts and LIVE differently! LOVE differently! I listened and now I am reading her book and plan to gift it to everyone foe their birthday! Thank you, Sebene! You have changed my life. Peace.

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  • Susan Clouse
  • 2021-02-03

Wonderful!

Thank you for this book, Sebene! You have opened many paths for for me to remember my belonging.

Highly recommended!

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  • Kim Sheehy
  • 2021-01-14

Like a warm and cozy blanket.

This book wraps you up in love. Narrator/author has a soothing and a calming voice. Her story is both heart wrenching and uplifting. I will read this again and again ❣️