• Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness

  • The Gift of Redemptive Love
  • By: Adyashanti
  • Narrated by: Adyashanti
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (807 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness  By  cover art

Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness

By: Adyashanti
Narrated by: Adyashanti
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $9.78

Buy for $9.78

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

From Shame to Wholeness - Inviting the Transformative Power of Grace

"So many of us hold a deep belief that we were born unworthy," reflects Adyashanti, "inadequate, unlovable, and alone." But what if, in truth, we weren't put here to pay penance, change our karma, or "fix" ourselves? What if we chose to be here because we so loved the world that we poured ourselves into it - to make it whole again, to restore "the hidden divinity amid the disaster"?

With Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness, we're invited to entertain that possibility. Even after years of meditation, Adyashanti felt an enduring sense of self-disappointment and failure. And he sensed it in nearly everyone he met - even among the most confident, successful, and outwardly happy people. Then healing came to him in a profound experience of redemptive love, a reunion with the deepest ground of being. It is a gift offered to all of us - without struggle or the need to earn it. In essence, it says to us: This is how I love you. And this is how you shall love all things and all beings.

Join this lucid teacher and author as he offers insights, meditations, and questions to help you bring your own self-created suffering into awareness, receive unconditional grace, reunite with all that arises, and bring it into every dimension of your life.

Highlights:

  • Identifying the unconscious cultural and personal stories at the core of shame and unworthiness
  • How love enters us through the cracks of crisis, loss, and despair
  • "Allow yourself to run out of time right now" - how the urgency of mortality awakens grace
  • "I don't know" - a simple contemplation for expanding into the unknown
  • What to do if you believe you've committed the absolutely unforgivable
  • Guided practices for restoring wholeness and inviting love's redemption

©2016 Adyashanti (P)2016 Adyashanti

What listeners say about Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    659
  • 4 Stars
    81
  • 3 Stars
    41
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    15
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    551
  • 4 Stars
    82
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    13
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    527
  • 4 Stars
    74
  • 3 Stars
    34
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    17

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it! Topic not often dealt with directly.

Usually redemptive love is approached in a sort of tangential manner, but Adyashanti goes straight forward and touches upon it in a very direct and thorough way. The exercise at the end of the talk makes it a visceral experience, so as not to be just all theoretical. Bravo!

16 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Profound insights into the nature of our human condition

I really enjoyed both the depth of the content and equally the warmth, humility and love in the tone of Adyashanti's voice. Highly recommend for anyone interested in learning more about their own nature and how the cultural mythology embedded in our subconscious effects our fundamental experience of life

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Everyone needs to hear this!

Such precious, potent, practical wisdom. And Adyashanti's voice compels deep listening. This is a gift!

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

I really hated this book. Really really.

Oh, this book. OK, so I occasionally buy self-help-ish books to remind me to think positively about myself and others - it can be difficult to remember these days. It is so easy to sink into depression and negativity, which is why I suppose that's the default for many of us. But this author - THIS author - thinks you can be happy. Really happy. Really, really happy. If you want it. If you REALLY REALLY REALLY want it. You just have to sit down and think about it...REALLY REALLY REALLY think about it.....do you see where I'm going here? Not only is this book read in a less-than-enthusiastic monotone, but this author does just such an amazing job of saying ABSOLUTELY NOTHING over and over and OVER again! I really wanted to like it, and at least get some nugget of wisdom out of it that would give me a boost of happy for half a day or so, I REALLY REALLY did! But all I wound up doing is counting all the times the narrator (who is also the author) said "really." The man just could not make his point enough. If he made his point the first time this would be an interesting five-minute audiobook, but I guess to make it more worth a credit, he makes his point over and over, ad nauseum, and fills in all the blank spaces (of which there are many) with "really, really..." and...dead air. Yep. If you get this book, be prepared for lots of REALLY REALLY.......loooooong........paauuuuuuses. I kind of want to buy a thesaurus and send it to him. And black out the word "REALLY" and say "You can NEVER, EVER USE THIS WORD AGAIN!!" Do you want to feel better about yourself? Do you REALLY? Skip this book. I'm kind of feeling bad about myself right now for buying it and listening to it. Learn from my mistake.

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Great, but how

Good concept, that gets you to think. However, Needs more practical experiences. Leaves the listener asking the question "Great, but how?".

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

incredible

I'll definitely be giving it another listen before long. Adyashanti's books and lectures keep getting better and better.

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

How wonderful!

Highly recommended for healing the body the mind. He is a wonderful human being with a big heart.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful.

Where does Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's definitely one of the best. The content and the delivery worked together beautifully.

What did you like best about this story?

Adyashanti shared personal experiences and deep insights into those experiences. It was as though a really good friend was letting you into his personal process.

Have you listened to any of Adyashanti’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have. I liked this one a bit better because it was targeted on a specific topic.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not your typical movie material.

Any additional comments?

This is an excellent audiobook. I would highly recommend it.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Totally Inspiring

I cannot but listening with my opening geart whole night and after that I feel that is the first moment in my life I accept humanity as it is.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful and wise

Exactly what I needed at the moment. Wonderful, wise, humane and divine. Goes on the right spot about the best approach for healing: love.

6 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for JaneU
  • JaneU
  • 03-07-16

thank you

Deep insight shared so simply. Loved the practices. This book is transformational and I am deeply grateful.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Victoria Abrahams
  • Victoria Abrahams
  • 12-20-16

Loving and Transformative

I found this book to be incredibly healing and soothing to my troubled soul. The wisdom of the words and the profound truth are totally inspiring and uplifting. A real gift to the world. Thank you.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Thomasson
  • Thomasson
  • 11-20-16

I'm in love....

What beautiful soothing words. A meditation, intuitive and so naturally deep! I will listen again and again for the pertinent momentary realisations that will no doubt deepen my first listen through. Total balm for the soul! ✨✨🌾💕

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mr Graham Black
  • Mr Graham Black
  • 11-07-16

Adyashanti is a rare and beautiful soul!

Just listening to his voice lifts my spirit. This is a call open our hearts.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joe
  • Joe
  • 09-12-16

An incredible book

I've listened to this many times now as there's such a profound message in here. Every time I understand a little bit more.. I couldn't recommend this more highly. Make sure you listen more than once!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Broleesmum
  • Broleesmum
  • 06-20-16

Absolutely beautiful...

I loved listening to this. In this world full of hatred this book was very refreshing. I recommend this to anyone seeking a new spiritual beginning.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Irie23
  • Irie23
  • 10-27-20

Such a beautiful piece

Ive has this book for a while and have never really got past the first 20 minutes. I listened on a gorgeous autumn day on a long walk. It’s profound and has touched me in many ways. I will definitely listen again. If you have any feelings of push and pull towards your worth and how you love yourself and others on this planet then please give this book a go.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sadé 66
  • Sadé 66
  • 05-09-19

Saving Grace

I was feeling pretty low and unworthy at the time of buying this. Having hit a brick wall, trying to move beyond my old patterns and beliefs,
I wasn’t sure about Adyashanti’s way of speaking at first, but I got used to it and was able to get much more from this book/recording than merely
Understanding his words.
I had a profound shift and flipped my thinking and obsessive thinking about my issues.
I found myself crying in the car on the way to and from work today. I have just cried my way through the meditation at the end ( all in an amazing way). I got so much from this recording. Quite transformative.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dr
  • Dr
  • 07-15-18

Insights into unworthiness and practical tips for managing it

As usual Adyashanti provides a moving, honest and practical interpretation of unworthiness. There are two practices included which I will continue doing. I would thoroughly recommend this audiobook.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for neets
  • neets
  • 08-30-17

Not what I expected

The voice was soothing, but I didn't feel there was much structure, rather a conversation/monologue that was packaged up for Audible.

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kazzie Smith WILDE
  • Kazzie Smith WILDE
  • 01-28-18

Well worth it. Rich in wisdom thought provoking. Challenging. Well spoken. With gratitude much appreciated.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-18

Beautiful!

Beautiful. Powerful. Practical.
Wanted it to be longer! But at the same time it was perfect.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Braden Cresswell
  • Braden Cresswell
  • 10-16-22

Beautiful words I needed to hear

I love everything he is saying. In your darkest times this is one of the books you hear to read/hear.

I only wish there were more instructive meditations on how to achieve this. Otherwise I think it's a book you might need to read twice to let the message sink in

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-22

poignant

Beautiful, poignant words worth hearing and absorbing. A second listen may be beneficial I feel.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jodie Eddison
  • Jodie Eddison
  • 12-03-20

Amazing

Really life changing concepts and very practical guidance. Also I found the narrator very soothing to listen to.