Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm

by Thich Nhat Hanh


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“Written in words so intimate, calm, kind, and immediate, this extraordinary book feels like a message from our very own heart….Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important voices of our time, and we have never needed to listen to him more than now.”
—Sogyal Rinpoche

Fear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar,  peace activist, and one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the world—a gifted teacher who was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr.—Thich Nhat Hanh has written a powerful and practical strategic guide to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and personal terrors. The New York Times said Hanh, “ranks second only to the Dalai Lama” as the Buddhist leader with the most influence in the West. In Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through the Storm, Hanh explores the origins of our fears, illuminating a path to finding peace and freedom from anxiety and offering powerful tools to help us eradicate it from our lives

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062004734
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 13,306
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of many books, including the classics Peace Is Every Step and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and has led retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fearlessness 1

A Time Before 7

Original Fear 15

Reconciling with Our Past 21

Releasing Fears About the Future: The Five Remembrances 29

No Coming, No Going 41

The Gift of Fearlessness 59

The Power of Mindfulness 71

Learning to Stop 79

Calm in the Storm 85

Transforming the Fear Around Us 91

Blue Sky Above the Clouds 101

Transforming Fear into Love: The Four Mantras 109

The Opposite of Fear 115

Practices for Transforming Fear 127

Releasing Fear from Body and Feelings: Eight Simple Mindfulness Exercises 127

Transforming the Roots of Fear in the Mind: Eight Breathing Exercises 139

Deep Relaxation for Transforming Fear and Stress 149

Metta Meditation: May We Be Free from Fear 152

What People are Saying About This

Sogyal Rinpoche

“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us that by looking deeply and embracing our whole experience with acceptance, love and understanding, we can go beyond fear and anxiety to find fearlessness and inner peace.”

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