Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Brave

Smile at Fear Awakening the True Heart of Brave

Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publisher: Shambhala
Language: English

Insights and strategies for claiming victory over fear, from “one of the most remarkable and brilliant teachers of modern times” (Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart)  

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.

In Smile at Fear, 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.



Contents:
Foreword
Part One: The Way of the Warrior
1.Facing Yourself
2.Meditation: Touch and Go
3.The Moon in Your Heart
4.The Sun in Your Head
5.Indestructible Nature
6.Sacred World
7.The Education of the Warrior
8.Nonviolence

Part Two: The Path of Fearlessness
9.Overcoming Doubt
10.The Tools of Bravery
11.Unconditional Fearlessness
12.Joining Heaven and Earth
13.Making Friends with Fear
14.Monumental Nonexistence

Part Three: Riding the Energy of Windhorse
15.Unconditional Confidence
16.Discovering Windhorse
17.The Spark of Confidence
18.The Other Side of Fear
19.Invincibility
20.How to Invoke Windhorse
Conclusion

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