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Summary

Although you may not realize it, fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, reaching your true potential, and finding happiness and joy. But it doesn't have to be this way. Susan Piver has the key to breaking down the barriers of fear that are holding you back. By using simple meditation techniques and other Buddhist principles, she will teach you how to:

  • Open your heart to relationships
  • Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career
  • Achieve perspective to give your life meaning

    With a contemporary approach to ancient practices, Susan teaches you how to incorporate principles of meditation and mindfulness into your everyday life. This isn't enlightenment on a mountaintop - it's a way of bringing intelligence and courage to the way you relate to yourself, your family, your friends, and your life. Becoming self-aware can lead to self-improvement, happiness, and joy.
  • ©2007 Susan Piver (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

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    "A skillful description of Buddhist meditation for the beginner." ( Publishers Weekly)
    "I have long recommended meditation as central to a healthy lifestyle. Susan Piver teaches this important practice in a trustworthy and practical way ¿ and shows us how to use its lessons to create a fearless life." (Andrew Weil, M.D.)

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    Such wisdom for life!

    Susan Piver offers Buddhist wisdom and grace in a way that will enhance anyone's life. Beautifully and kindly read by the author. Very grateful to have shared this helpful, peaceful, book - thank you.

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    • 12-07-07

    generally disappointed

    I found this to be humorless and rather draining. I did appreciate some of her insights and think this would be a good book in times of crisis to ground oneself, much like Pema Chodron's "When Things Fall Apart." I enjoy Eckhart Tolle's audiobooks more, as he seems to be speaking from the heart and there is more joy and freedom in his message. If you like lists and rules, you might enjoy this more than I did!

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    • Acker
    • 21-04-22

    Only for committed relationships

    There is so much focus on her love for her partner, which is fantastic but difficult because she went on and on and on and on. This book is thereby exclusively for people in happy relationships, otherwise, it would not be easy to listen to how happy and in love someone is while your life is completely miserable, just throwing that example out there. I am in a long term relationship with myself. I did not want to continue reading after chapter 2, lost my interest completely because it was not applicable to my style of life.

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    • Mari
    • 06-01-16

    Not bad but not great

    Not bad, but not quite as great as Susan Piver's other audio books, which I've enjoyed immensely.