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Courage

The Joy of Living Dangerously

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Publisher: St Martin's Press

3.6
(10)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 204 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0312205171 | Isbn-13: 9780312205171 | Publish date: 

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Book Description
Courage is not the absence of fear, says Osho. It is, rather, the total presence of fear, with the courage to fact it. This book provides a bird's-eye view of the whole terrain-where fears originate, how to understand them, and how to find the courage to face them. In the process, Osho proposes that whenever we are faced with uncertainty and change in our lives, it is actually a cause for celebration. Instead of trying to hang on to the familiar and the known, we can learn to enjoy these situations as opportunities for adventure and for deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

The book begins with an in-depth exploration of the meaning of courage and how it is expressed in the everyday life of the individual. Unlike books that focus on heroic acts of courage in exceptional circumstances, the focus here is on developing the inner courage that enables us to lead authentic and fulfilling lives on a day-to-day basis. This is the courage to change when change is needed, the courage to stand up for our own truth, even against the opinions of others, and the courage to embrace the unknown in spite of our fears-in our relationships, in our careers, or in the ongoing journey of understanding who we are and why we are here.

Courage also features a number of meditation techniques specifically designed by Osho to help people deal with their fears.
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    Con il suo stile provocatorio, il controverso Osho resta una lettura sempre stimolante, soprattutto quano dice cose che non ci fanno tanto comodo.

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    Notable passages

    Don't call it uncertianty - call it wonder.
    Don't call it insecurity - call it freedom.

    People can think you are mad... just because they think you are mad, you don't become mad.

    A Buddha is a Buddha, a Krishna is a Krishna, and you are you. And you are not in any way less than ...continue

    Don't call it uncertianty - call it wonder.
    Don't call it insecurity - call it freedom.

    People can think you are mad... just because they think you are mad, you don't become mad.

    A Buddha is a Buddha, a Krishna is a Krishna, and you are you. And you are not in any way less than anybody else. Respect yourself, respect your own inner voice and follow it.

    That is one of the problems: people have been taught never to do anything wrong, and they become stuck. They cannot move, something wrong may happen. So they become like rocks, they lose all movement.

    Commit as many mistakes as possible, remembering only one thing: don't commit the same mistake again. And you will be growing.

    Prejudiced eye is blind, the heart full of conclusions is dead. Too many a priori assumptions and your intelligence start losing its sharpness, its beauty, its intensity. It becomes dull.

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