How Not to be Afraid of Your Own Life

  • by Susan Piver
  • Narrated by Susan Piver
  • 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Although you may not realize it, fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, reaching your true potential, and finding happiness and joy. But it doesn't have to be that way. Susan Piver has the key to breaking down the barriers of fear that are holding you back. By using simple meditation techniques and other Buddhist principles, she will teach you how to:
Open your heart to relationships

Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career

Achieve perspective to give your life meaning
With a contemporary approach to ancient practices, Susan teaches you how to incorporate principles of meditation and mindfulness into your everyday life. This isn't enlightenment on a mountaintop - it's a way of bringing intelligence and courage to the way you relate to yourself, your family, your friends, and your life. Becoming self-aware can lead to self-improvement, happiness, and joy. This audiobook includes a bonus meditation.

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What the Critics Say

"A skillful description of Buddhist meditation for the beginner." (Publishers Weekly)
"I have long recommended meditation as central to a healthy lifestyle. Susan Piver teaches this important practice in a trustworthy and practical way ¿ and shows us how to use its lessons to create a fearless life." (Andrew Weil, M.D.)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

generally disappointed

I found this to be humorless and rather draining. I did appreciate some of her insights and think this would be a good book in times of crisis to ground oneself, much like Pema Chodron's "When Things Fall Apart." I enjoy Eckhart Tolle's audiobooks more, as he seems to be speaking from the heart and there is more joy and freedom in his message. If you like lists and rules, you might enjoy this more than I did!
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- Annette

Not bad but not great

Not bad, but not quite as great as Susan Piver's other audio books, which I've enjoyed immensely.
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- Mari

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2007
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio