Without fear, we are able to see more clearly our connections to others. Without fear, we have more room for understanding and compassion. Without fear, we are truly free.
Most of us live in a constant state of fear—of our past, of illness and aging and death, and of losing the things we treasure most. But it doesn’t have to be this way, promises Zen master and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
Drawing on a lifetime of mindfulness in action, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to use the practice of living in the present to acknowledge and embrace our fears, recognize their origins, and render them powerless. The world-renowned Zen teacher guides us through practical exercises for transforming fear into clarity. The worries of the past and the anxiety of the future disappear as we discover the power of the present moment. Not only are we are able to handle challenging emotions as they arise, but we can summon feelings of well-being and contentment, no matter what the unknown may bring.
Rooted in the moment, we have the capacity to restore balance and happiness and be present with what is beautiful and affirming inside us and around us, every day.
“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us that by looking deeply and embracing our
whole experience with acceptance, love, and understanding, we can go beyond
fear and anxiety to find fearlessness and inner peace.”
Sogyal Rinpoche, world-renowned Buddhist teacher
“The Zen master’s understanding of the grip that
fear and anxiety have on modern individuals is profound. His unfailing
simplicity, direct approach, and humanity shine on every page. This book is
perhaps best approached by those new to his writings and to Buddhism, and those
who want a gentle reminder about the possibility of true joy and respect for
all living beings.”
“Wise words from a master; editor’s
Barnes & Noble, editorial review
Dan Woren is an American voice actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has worked extensively in animation, video games, and feature films. He is best known for his many roles in anime productions such as Bleach and as the voice of Sub-Zero in the video game Mortal Kombat.
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- Publisher: HarperCollins
- ISBN-13: 9780062205308