OVERRIDE

Fear

Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life

Osho

St. Martin's Griffin

A journey through what makes human beings afraid, into a new relationship with our fears

In Fear: Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life, Osho takes the reader step by step over the range of what makes human beings afraid—from the reflexive “fight or flight” response to physical danger to the rational and irrational fears of the mind and its psychology. Only by bringing the light of understanding into fear’s dark corners, he says, airing out closets and opening windows, and looking under the bed to see if a monster is really living there, can we begin to venture outside the boundaries of our comfort zone and learn to live with, and even enjoy, the fundamental insecurity of being alive.

Fear ends with a series of meditation experiments designed to help readers experience a new relationship with fear and to begin to see fears not as stumbling blocks, but as stepping stones to greater self-awareness and trust.

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

1
UNDERSTANDING FEAR ITSELF
 
 
Fear is as nonsubstantial as your shadow, but it is. The shadow also exists—nonsubstantial, negative, but not nonexistential—and sometimes the shadow can have a great impact on you. In a jungle when the night is approaching you can be frightened of your own shadow. In a lonely place, on a lonely path, you can start running because of your own shadow. Your running will be real, your escaping will be real, but the cause will be nonsubstantial.
You can run away from a rope thinking that it is a snake; if you come back and you look
READ THE FULL EXCERPT
BACK

REVIEWS

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Osho

  • OSHO is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century.  He is known for his revolutionary contributions to the science of inner transformation, and the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
  •  Osho ©Osho International Foundation
    Osho
BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

Fear

Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life

Osho

BACK

FROM THE PUBLISHER

St. Martin's Griffin

BACK