“Whoever can see through fear will always be safe.” -Tao Te Ching
Profound verse, isn’t it?
In a time of tremendous internal and external fear, I found Brenda Shoshanna’s Fearless: 7 Principles of Peace of Mind a breath of fresh air and very encouraging. Like the author, I believe in order for humans to change our collective consciousness of fear to that of love, we must learn to become fearless and find peace internally, primarily.
Brenda Shoshanna, a practicing psychologist and therapist, discusses in detail her principles of peace of mind: the courage to be who you are; letting go of attachment and grasping; recognizing the voices within; finding a safe harbor; blessing others with deeds of love; letting go of control and domination; and lastly, discovering your perfect nature.
The author then summarizes what it means to live as a whole and healthy person. In the last part of her book, Dr. Shoshanna supplies very practical steps to dissolve our fears so we can live peacefully and powerfully.
I found Fearless: 7 Principles of Peace of Mind by Dr. Shoshanna very helpful. I was reminded if I want to live in a loving world, I must be the one who promotes peace by living peacefully first. Living fearless begins with my internal thoughts and emotions. This book helped me recognize my unconscious fears and taught me how to remove them (of course, this is a work in progress). It can do the same for you!
I highly recommend Shoshanna’s book to anyone seeking to learn how to confront fear for what it is – a bully and a lie. This book is a keeper!
A bit about the author, Brenda Shoshanna, Ph.D.:
Dr. Shoshanna, psychologist, author, and workshop leader, works with individuals and couples who wish to find relief from stress, anxiety, depression, loss, and relationship difficulties. She helps clients discover inner resources, engage in healthy communication, and build uplifting, satisfying relationships both with themselves and others. She works with a wide variety of life problems and issues from depression, anxiety, stress relief, relationship issues, grief, loss, and more.
She has lectured and taught psychological subjects at the New York State Psychological Association, Barnard College, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, The Center for Practical Nursing, Marymount Manhattan College, Adelphi University and more. Dr. Shoshanna has published five books about various aspects of psychology such as relationships, mourning, and personal achievement.