‘What are you afraid of?’ Pema Chödrön


Pema is a Buddhist nun, with a great deal of wisdom, who has written a number of accessible, helpful books – there’s a link below.

In this brief clip, she invites us down through the layers of our fears, and speaks about our deep fear of looking closely at ourselves, which often arises because we have a belief that – if we look – we will not like what we see:-

‘This is where we get stuck, is with this not trusting ourselves….this is where it all gets twisted, this is where everything gets….thrown out of kilter. Not trusting, not respecting, ourselves.’

Yes, indeed.

Here’s the book link:-


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