Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears - perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress.
Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.
This is not the kind of audio book you are going to blow through and internalize in one pass. There are no quick fixes here for phobia and anxiety, so if you don't have the patience to listen, then listen again.. deeper, then listen again and practice, it's not for you. If you have the patience and bravery to take a hard look at what's eating you, embrace it, then step over it, this book will open new doors and show you how. The first part has a bit of "mystic" symbolism in the narrative, but don't let that turn you off. Stick with it and, by the end, you'll look at your fears differently and be encouraged to know that they are illusory.
It's a good book
I wish people who have technical trouble with iTunes would not use the review page to air their grievances. Any time I've had technical problems with a product, iTunes have simply issued me a refund. So why not report your problem properly and get your money back, rather than taking it out on a book.