I’m not a Buddhist by any means but I have always been attracted to the wisdom in the books written by Buddhists. If you ever want to learn about the mind then read a Buddhist book – these guys knew the crack in the sixth century more so than the current western ways of treating mind related illnesses such as depression and anxiety. As a past sufferer of panic disorder and agoraphobia I got more understanding and peace of mind from reading Tulku Thondup’s ‘Healing Power of the Mind’ than any of my Psychology study, CBT training or therapists ever gave me. As I always say to my clients recovery all comes down to ‘acceptance’ and acceptance is made easier through ‘understanding’. Self educate, focus particularly on the ‘mind’ – learn about it, become more mindful, adjust your attitudes where need be and let nature do the rest…..recovery will surely follow.