Fear : Essential Wisdom for Getting Through The Storm

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Renowned Zen master and Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, explores the origins of fear and offers detailed practises on how to deal with its often toxic presence in our lives. Formed by a lifetime of mindfulness in action, he also shows us the path to peace, happiness and freedom that can come out of such explorations. For him, happiness is not found by suppressing our emotions but by purposefully living in a mindfully aware state. Only by practicing mindfulness in this way can we identify the source of pain that is responsible for our fear and anxiety, and cut it off from its roots so that the pain can subside. When we're not held in the grip of fear, we can truly embrace the gifts of life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 132 x 212 x 10mm | 381.02g
  • Rider & Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback
  • 1846043182
  • 9781846043185
  • 38,846

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For most of us, even when we are joyful, there is fear behind our joy. We fear the moment will end, that we won’t get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or will not be safe… In this powerful work, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acknowledge our fear, and transform it. This is the way to true happiness and freedom.

Using personal anecdotes from a long and eventful life, as well as his experience as a Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh explains how the practical techniques of mindfulness can help us all. He shows how to ground ourselves in the present moment and find the courage to face what frightens us so that we, too, can master fear and embrace life.

‘[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connections between personal, inner peace and peace on earth’

‘Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity.’

‘Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of Buddha’
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"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth"
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"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth" * The Dalai Lama * "Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout...a scholar of immense intellectual capacity" * Martin Luther King * "Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha" * Sogyal Rinpoche *
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About Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist. During the war in Vietnam, he worked tirelessly for reconciliation between North and South Vietnam and his courageous efforts moved Martin Luther King to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. During the war, he founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School of Youth for Social Service. Forced into exile because of his efforts to negotiate peace in Vietnam, he continued his activism, rescuing boat people and helping to resettle Vietnamese refugees abroad. Today he lives in Plum Village, his meditation centre in France, and travels widely, leading retreats on the art of mindful living.
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