How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life

Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy

Susan Piver; Read by the author

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How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life is an inspirational and practical guide to conquering fear and embracing joy.

Although you may not realize it fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, realizing the significance of your life, and finding fulfillment and joy.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  Susan Piver has the key to breaking down the barriers of fear that are holding you back.  Using simple meditation techniques, based in Buddhist principles, she will teach you how to:

            -Open your heart to relationships

            -Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career

            -Achieve perspective to live your authentic life

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 about enlightenment on a mountaintop it is a way of bringing intelligence and courage to the way you relate to yourself, your family, your friends, and your life.  

How Not to be Afraid of Your Own Life features the “7-Day Freedom from Fear Meditation Program” a guided journey into discovering what may be holding you back from experiencing life to the fullest.  Using meditation, journaling, and other reflective practices you will find a respite from everyday pressures and learn techniques to help you re-enter your busy life refreshed, renewed, and ready to live the life you were born to.

 

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Chapter One

What Creates Fear?

One morning I turned on CNN and saw that the terror alert had been elevated to orange. I’m not sure how bad orange is, but I know it’s not good. I stopped in my tracks, looked around my kitchen, and saw a stack of untried recipes, pictures from our recent trip to Colorado, and a shopping list written in my husband’s hand. Suddenly all these seemed very precious, and for a moment I allowed myself to imagine the magnitude of our loss if a terrorist attacked Boston. Our lives could end. Our house could be destroyed.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Susan Piver read from her book How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life: Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy. 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 this way. Susan Piver has the key to breaking down the barriers of fear that are holding you back.

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SUSAN PIVER is the author of The New York Times bestseller, THE HARD QUESTIONS: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do."

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How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life
Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy
Susan Piver; Read by the author

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429917193
ISBN10: 1429917199
224 pages
$7.99

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Macmillan Audio
April 2006
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200587
ISBN10: 1427200580
Audio Run Time: 5:00
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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
December 2007
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ISBN: 9780312355975
ISBN10: 0312355971
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
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