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How Not to Be Afraid

Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying
  • By Gareth Higgins
Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying
  • By Gareth Higgins
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The world seems terrifying. Whether your fear is about violence, shame, illness, money, meaning, or the collapse of certainty, you are not alone. Yet the power of the fear we feel depends on the story we tell about fear. Fight, flee, or freeze: are these are only options?

As a child in war-torn Belfast, Gareth Higgins was schooled in suspicion, mistrust, and paranoia. Would someone be lurking behind the door? Was there a bomb under that car? Yet fear feeds on the stories we tell ourselves, Higgins claims, and in the pages of How Not to Be Afraid, he delves into the mechanisms of fear, as well as the quiet, immense strength of individuals and communities that refuse to let it reign.

Grounded in personal experience and expert reflection on violence, conflict transformation, and trauma recovery, Higgins traces vulnerability as strength to address seven common fears that plague each of us at some point in our lives. By examining such topics as the fear of being alone, of not having enough, and of having done something that can't be fixed, he invites readers into habits of hope rooted in Celtic spirituality and the mysteries of love.

In the rich spiritual and literary tradition of John O'Donohue and Kathleen Norris, Higgins points us toward tenderness, empathy, and gentle encounter with each other and with our deepest and most relentless fears. He shows us how we can replace our narratives of fear and cynicism with better stories. Peace is the way to itself, he reveals, and when we choose this path, our lives will never be the same.

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The world seems terrifying. Whether your fear is about violence, shame, illness, money, meaning, or the collapse of certainty, you are not alone. Yet the power of the fear we feel depends on the story we tell about fear. Fight, flee, or freeze: are these are only options?

As a child in war-torn Belfast, Gareth Higgins was schooled in suspicion, mistrust, and paranoia. Would someone be lurking behind the door? Was there a bomb under that car? Yet fear feeds on the stories we tell ourselves, Higgins claims, and in the pages of How Not to Be Afraid, he delves into the mechanisms of fear, as well as the quiet, immense strength of individuals and communities that refuse to let it reign.

Grounded in personal experience and expert reflection on violence, conflict transformation, and trauma recovery, Higgins traces vulnerability as strength to address seven common fears that plague each of us at some point in our lives. By examining such topics as the fear of being alone, of not having enough, and of having done something that can't be fixed, he invites readers into habits of hope rooted in Celtic spirituality and the mysteries of love.

In the rich spiritual and literary tradition of John O'Donohue and Kathleen Norris, Higgins points us toward tenderness, empathy, and gentle encounter with each other and with our deepest and most relentless fears. He shows us how we can replace our narratives of fear and cynicism with better stories. Peace is the way to itself, he reveals, and when we choose this path, our lives will never be the same.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781506469034
    • Manufacturer: Augsburg/Fortress Pub.House
    • Author: Gareth Higgins
    • ISBN 13: 9781506469034
    • Publication Date: 04/13/2021
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Width: 5.88 inches
    • Height: 0.88 inches
    • Length: 8.75 inches
    • Weight: 1.03 pounds
    • SKU: 9781506469041
    • Author: Gareth Higgins
    • ISBN 13: 9781506469041
    • Publication Date: 04/13/2021
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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