The End of Fear: A Spiritual Path for Realists

The End of Fear: A Spiritual Path for Realists

by Richard Schaub, Bonney Gulino Schaub
     
 

ISBN-10: 1401921841

ISBN-13: 9781401921842

Pub. Date: 03/01/2009

Publisher: Hay House, Inc.

       Why are we afraid? Why do we dwell on worst-case scenarios, lie awake in anxiety’s grip, and react to minor mishaps as though they threaten our very survival? Chances are you don’t envision the world’s or your own catastrophic end on a daily basis; however, we are all routinely altered by fear—from simply

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       Why are we afraid? Why do we dwell on worst-case scenarios, lie awake in anxiety’s grip, and react to minor mishaps as though they threaten our very survival? Chances are you don’t envision the world’s or your own catastrophic end on a daily basis; however, we are all routinely altered by fear—from simply feeling nervous about a new experience to repeatedly rethinking a critical comment.

In The End of Fear, Richard and Bonney Schaub explore the origin of fear down to its root and posit that it grows out of our innate love of life. They teach that fear is so influential because deep down we know that our life is unpredictable and that we are all vulnerable; we risk change and loss at every moment. No religion grants any exemption, and no amount of money or status can change this fact for us.

Using examples from their lives and those of their patients, the Schaubs draw upon their 30 years of experience as psychotherapists to explore the common methods people turn to in order to cope with their basic vulnerability. After this exploration, the Schaubs lead us on a spiritual journey that teaches us to skillfully turn toward fear and transform it. Once we stop fleeing from or fighting fear and instead face it with compassion, we’ll be free to realize and achieve our full potential for peace, joy, and love.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401921842
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Introduction: The 3 A.M. Mind xiii

Part I Understanding Fear

Chapter 1 The Human Condition 3

Chapter 2 The Material World 11

Chapter 3 Belief and Disbelief 23

Part II Transforming Fear

Chapter 4 From Denial to Decision 35

Chapter 5 Strength in Surrender 49

Chapter 6 Practicing Vulnerability 61

Chapter 7 Love Rises 81

Part III Beyond Fear

Chapter 8 The Skeleton in the Church 91

Chapter 9 Seeking Onenes 111

Chapter 10 The Ground of Being 125

Epilogue: Mind and Soul 133

Acknowledgments 137

About the Authors 139

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