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The Places that Scare You Summary

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The Places that Scare You

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön

In The Places That Scare You, Pema Chödrön offers a vital lesson on how to overcome your fears. How to awaken your basic goodness and re-connect with others. How to accept the person you see in the mirror every day: imperfect, successful and unsuccessful in the same time, sometimes too weak, sometimes too strong.


She shows you how to accept yourself as you are, without doubts, fears, or expectations.

The Places That Scare You is a guide about how to stay in the present by seeing through the strategies of your ego, which wants you to resist life as it is.


FEARLESS / THE PLACES THAT SCARE YOU

“We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice.”


Turn the fear in your favor. Replace it with other concepts – fearlessness, self-confidence or equilibrium. The places that scare can you make you stronger, more powerful.

If you want to unlock this inner power, start by letting some of our favorite quotes from Pema Chödrön’s The Places That Scare You inspire you. 

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