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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Piver Narrator: Susan Piver Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781427200587
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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 is 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.

Featuring the 7-Day Freedom from Fear Meditation Program

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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., author of Healthy Aging

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 2/16/2014

    " This was a major book that set me on a path of meditation, journaling, and finally the path of peace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 1/22/2014

    " I loved this book-- I am not a buddhist but i do like many of their concepts. Susan Piver writes with an authentic voice, I love what she has to say about relationships and marriage. She has a 7 day retreat in the book and on her website. I used the format and enjoyed 5 of the 7 days. I would use her format again and be more aware of stopping when I was really done. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen Rutherford | 1/11/2014

    " She could've saved herself a lot of writing time and just said, "meditate". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terra | 12/4/2013

    " yay for integrating Buddhism & meditation practice into the lives of everyday/normal people! I love Susan's books. This was no exception. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Louden | 11/27/2013

    " I love Susan Piver, we have a birthday one day apart and this book really helped me with my fear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 11/27/2013

    " Another really good book by Susan Piver. I did not do the 7-day meditation program, but I think I will buy this book and do the program at some point in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maribeth | 9/17/2013

    " This is a beautiful, wonderful book that helped pull me out of a pit and on the road to living life again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 8/27/2013

    " I had such hopes for this book. Maybe I was just too busy when I was reading to concentrate on it fully, but I didn't really get much out of it. It seemed to ramble about unrelated things and didn't really say much about overcoming fear, which I thought was the whole premise of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/14/2013

    " Excellent discussion of basic meditation and Buddhist techniques...relates to "real-life" use and application "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Writer | 2/11/2013

    " Good, solid book about Buddhist meditation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 12/7/2012

    " I loved this book. Susan shares personal stories that give us insight into her journey. She's real and her experiences are real. I recommend this book to everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/22/2012

    " This is a very good book about Buddhist practice for non-Buddhists or people who want to incorporate meditation into their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mare S | 1/7/2012

    " A simplified use of Buddhist philosophies to try to make you more aware of things. Some useful information, but nothing too profound. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/26/2011

    " One of the best and most insightful books I've read in a long time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 9/12/2011

    " Need confidence and courage? This book will help you get it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn Givler | 6/8/2011

    " I really like Susan Piver's down-to-Earth style. Not only does she have a great perspective on meditation, but she gives great insight into how meditation can help you make changes in your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda Flaugher | 5/22/2011

    " If you need a basic book about buddist mediation,then this is the one for you. I feel that the seven day mediation program was more for someone that was more experienced with mediation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 3/10/2010

    " If you need a basic book about buddist mediation,then this is the one for you. I feel that the seven day mediation program was more for someone that was more experienced with mediation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 11/11/2009

    " I loved this book. Susan shares personal stories that give us insight into her journey. She's real and her experiences are real. I recommend this book to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 10/28/2009

    " I love, love, love this book. Susan is a real person living in the real world who shares her experiences about life.

    Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Writer | 7/13/2009

    " Good, solid book about Buddhist meditation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/2/2009

    " I love Susan Piver, we have a birthday one day apart and this book really helped me with my fear. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 8/2/2008

    " This is a very good book about Buddhist practice for non-Buddhists or people who want to incorporate meditation into their lives. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Piver

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do” and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life.