Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction

Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction

by Dean Sluyter

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Overview

Less Fear, More Life—a Practical Guide
 
These days there’s so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it—along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out of it. How can you navigate your way through the fear and confusion, and find your way to peace?

In Fear Less, acclaimed teacher and award-winning author Dean Sluyter shows how to use simple meditative techniques and subtle tweaks of body, mind, and breath to open your life to deep, relaxed confidence. Drawing on ancient enlightenment teachings as well as contemporary research, he lays out practical, easy-to-follow steps for addressing such issues as:

• letting go of compulsive overthinking
• loosening the bonds of addiction (including smartphone addiction)
• overcoming the fear of death
• finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143130277
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 760,573
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dean Sluyter (pronounced “slighter”) has taught natural methods of meditation and awakening throughout the U.S. and beyond since 1970, from colleges and yoga studios to corporate offices and maximum-security prisons. Dean is known for his warm, funny, down-to-earth style, and for making authentic, life-transforming teachings accessible and easy.  His previous books include The Zen Commandments and Natural Meditation. Dean lives in Southern California.

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Table of Contents

Part I Come and See

Chapter 1 The Monster Under the Bed 3

Chapter 2 Breathe Through Your Feet 14

Chapter 3 Relax at the Moment of Contact 17

Chapter 4 The Sweetest Dog in the World 22

Chapter 5 Would It Help? 25

Chapter 6 Resting Bliss Face 33

Chapter 7 Snakes on a Plane 37

Part II Rest as Awareness

Chapter 8 Settling Happens 43

Chapter 9 On-Ramps 51

Chapter 10 Testimony 62

Chapter 11 Being the Ocean 68

Chapter 12 Every Little Thing 78

Part III Overdrive / Hyperspace

Chapter 13 Take a Little Walk with Me 99

Chapter 14 Drop Your Thoughts 106

Chapter 15 The Fire Hose 119

Chapter 16 Working In 124

Chapter 17 Fear vs. Love 134

Chapter 18 Cold, Cold Water 143

Chapter 19 In Your Eyes 147

Chapter 20 Sit Down. Stand Up 151

Chapter 21 Finding Your Fearless Voice 158

Chapter 22 Twelve Steps, Two Thorns 167

Chapter 23 Meditating with the iPhone O 178

Chapter 24 You Should Be Dancing 184

Chapter 25 Who Needs Sleep? 192

Chapter 26 Notice the Sensations 201

Chapter 27 Same Boat 211

Chapter 28 Decide, Begin, Persist 216

Chapter 29 The Buddy System 228

Part IV View

Chapter 30 That Guy 239

Chapter 31 The Exploded Moment 249

Chapter 32 Bruegel to the Rescue 255

Chapter 33 Nothing Sticks 261

Chapter 34 November 9, 2016 266

Chapter 35 The Magic Piano 272

Chapter 36 Lord Shiva Kicks Ass 279

Chapter 37 Fear of the Lord 286

Chapter 38 Valley of the Shadow 292

Chapter 39 Love is All Around 303

Acknowledgments 315

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