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How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life: Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy Paperback – Bargain Price, December 26, 2007
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More About the Author
Piver teaches internationally on love, creativity, meditation, and spirituality for actual humans with relationships, jobs, deep yearnings, depressions, triumphs, bad hair days, and a multitude of ridiculously petty grievances. She teaches from personal experience.
Piver has been a practicing Buddhist since 1995 and graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004.
In 2011, she launched the Open Heart Project at susanpiver.com. Subscribers receive meditation instruction via video twice a week. It is free. Currently, close to 15000 people practice meditation together via the OHP.
Piver has written for Body and Soul, SELF, Oprah magazine, Buddhadharma, and the Shambhala Sun and is regularly featured in the media, including appearances on Oprah, Today, The Tyra Banks show, CNN, and in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Money, and others.
For more information, visit susanpiver.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The meditation instructions are clear, specific and very accessible--and the 7 day meditation program looks like a great way take a committed practice of meditation to the next level. I'll say, it has inspired ME to get my butt to the cushion more, since reading the book.
This is my "go-to" book for my practice and I highly recommend it.
I found it accessible, straightforward, and compelling.
In short, this book is well titled and surprisingly helpful. I recommend it. :)
How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life contains everything a person needs to improve their state of mind and well-being, and to accept the aspects of their lives and themselves that they can't change. Piver argues that no one need wait for the "right time" to make a positive change in their life. As a result, this book is an extremely accessible guide for almost anyone ready to embark on an inner journey of incorporating meditation and Buddhist living into everyday life.
The most valuable feature of How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life is the "Try This" tips scattered throughout the book. These are practical, relevant, and easy tips that aim to integrate mediation into everyday situations. The book culminates with Piver's detailed guide to creating a personal meditation retreat - no expensive classes or exotic destinations are required. The reader is empowered in making an immediate and profound change through the power of self-reflection and self-discovery. Everything thing you need is within yourself, and Piver shows you how to access your own personal wealth of knowledge. Piver's sense of humor is refreshing and revitalizing. Not only is this book an invaluable tool for teaching and reference, it's also an absolute joy to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been practicing with Susan Piver in her Open Heart Project Sangha (See susanpiver.com) for the past year, and only now am returning to read this profound, simple,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Laura Castor
One of the most accessible and helpful books I've read on the topic of clearing the mind to get out of your own way.Published 11 months ago by Sharon the Seeker
I liked it. Was traveling so listened to her book on cd. I was already "there" with a lot of what she shared and advised, but listening to her guidance and explanations,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ann M. Bemis
I have been doing Susan Piver's little 5 minute meditations through her Open Heart Project, even though the actual meditations are rarely that long. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
She is an excellent teacher in meditation, I follow her in Open Heart Project. Through meditation she helps people to find peace and love.Published 18 months ago by Martha Hiriart
I disliked this book, it's way over the top on how a woman doesn't take any charge and is as limp as a noodle. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rebecca-TX
This book has sent me on new spiritual journey on my life and opened me up to a way of experiencing how I deal with intense emotions in a truly refreshing and inspiring way..... Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by Fiona Gallacher
I like the book and I have learned a lot about not to be afraid of my life, and release my stress. I will recommand that book for who is having problems in their own life...Published on April 19, 2013 by Amy