title itself Caught my attention right away, but what really got me to read this book is that
the author is a Buddhist nun, so she will not talk about religion or tell you what is right or
what wrong. Before I read this book I thought the book was going to be
about metal disorders only because of the title. I was completely wrong, this book is for
all types of people who desire to face our fears in life with an open heart.
The book is called The Places That Scare You, but this book also has a subtitle
Which is A Guide To Fearlessness In Difficult Times which is exactly what Pema
Chodron explains throughout the book. In the first few chapters she explains …show more content…
Why do we down talk ourselves? In Cognitive psychology it’s all about
how people process information and what is going on in our minds. Aaron T. Beck
assumes that the way we think is how we have an outlook in life so if we have constant
negative thoughts, we will live in negativity. Pema explains this throughout the book she
constantly says our minds are our worst enemies at times, but that we do not have to
live like this.
This book is important in the field of psychology, because psychology is the study
of the human brain and how it works and this book is not the study of the brain but it is
why we do the things that we do. The book is about our biggest mental fears, and why
we act the way we do and what we can do to accept our fears and overcome them.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed reading this book. I did go back and reread a few
chapters this book. The only down side to The places that scare you is that she does
repeat a lot of things several times, also if you are religious this probably isn’t the best
book to read as she suggest that meditation is the answer she is very spiritual. To sum
things up, the main purpose is to stop running away, stop finding a temporary relief,