Brenda Shoshanna covers a very timely topic in Fearless: The 7 Principles of Peace of Mind: how to confront the fears that dominate our days.
Economic uncertainty, unemployment, terrorist threats, environmental disasters and climate change work their way into our minds, and we find it hard to shake them off.
Shoshanna, a practicing psychologist and therapist, is convinced that it's best to think of fear as a visitor who is just passing through: "Watch the fear arise and feel it; listen to the fear; do not allow the fear to stop your activities."
She also counsels us to give more attention to love in our lives: "The Bible says, 'Taste and see that life is good.' This statement is a refutation of fear. It is a statement of truth."
Shoshanna defines seven principles leading to greater peace of mind, including the courage to be who you are, blessing others and becoming a friend. She also shares her thoughts on the practice of forgiveness, the gift of trust and creating a win-win situation for all (Sterling Ethos).
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