We live in a world where some people have expectations that they should not have hardships, fear, and sadness. In this book, Chodron gives 108 teachings that provide clarity and courage to deal with our fears and difficulties. These teachings help us to practice compassionate inquiry and be curious about our anxieties and range of emotions. We can learn to sit with these feelings, relax while being fully present and not restrained by our fears.
When we learn about how our anxiety is triggered, we can be more mindful and more empowered to not only overcome our anxiety, but learn how it can be a useful teacher.