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The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me about Survival, Success, Surfing . . . and Love

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This provocative, entertaining, often laugh-out-loud story follows Yogis as he attempts to surf bigger and more difficult waves, culminating in northern California's Mavericks — huge, crushing (and sometimes deadly) waves in the dead of winter. In The Fear Project, surfing serves as a metaphor for fears of all sorts: fear of loss, fear of not being good enough, fear of being alone, fear of being trapped in the wrong job, fear of not being able to realize your dreams, fear of pain, and ultimately, fear of death. Yogis takes readers on a memorable journey beyond the surf and shows them how, by identifying and understanding their fears, they can shift their perspective and live a more rewarding life.

The Fear Project is a captivating look at the age-old teaching that by recognizing our fears and turning into them — instead of running away — we can harness fears powerful energy to find true happiness and fulfillment.

Review:

"There is a hell of a lot of fun packed between these two covers. Wonderfully reported, unflinchingly honest and definitely big-balled. If Jaimal Yogis deep dive into fear doesn't make you want to go out and push your limits — well, you're probably already dead." Steven Kotler, author of West of Jesus

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"Nothing holds us back more in life than fear. Jaimal Yogis explores this primal emotion in depth from an evolutionary, neuropsychological, and philosophical perspective, all wrapped up in a highly engaging personal narrative. The Fear Project offers the keys to overcoming excuses and anxiety, and stepping into the life you've always dreamed of having." MeiMei Fox, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Fortytude

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"The Fear Project is an enchanting autobiographical journey. Yogis deftly explores our current scientific, religious and philosophical views on our most fundamental emotion, and the reward is as significant as it is palpable. I absolutely loved this book and will share it with everyone — in particular, high performance athletes." Michael Lardon, author of Finding Your Zone

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"Jaimal Yogis weaves together neuroscience, dramatic true stories, and practical wisdom in a fascinating, important book that moves with the page-turning verve of a thriller." Rick Hanson, author of The Buddha's Brain

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"Like a mammoth wave moving across the ocean, The Fear Project takes us on a wild ride into the heart of our deepest primordial fears and onto the shores of light." Stuart Coleman, author of Eddie Would Go and Fierce Heart

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"From the first chapter about his swimming in the dark, shark-infested waters surrounding Alcatraz to stories of surfing 80-foot waves at Mavericks, this book is alive and pumping with adrenaline! It brings you to the edge of fear over and over again with a lasting lesson on confronting fear in ways that are healthy and powerful." David Romanelli, author of Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment

Review:

"This book is worth the price of admission for the Mavericks chapter alone: the first and, as far as I know, only literary first-person account of riding one of the greatest big-wave breaks on Earth. Yogis is a man on an authentic mission — to face down his deepest fears and interrogate the deepest sources of meaning in every aspect of human life. From his Alcatraz swim to surfing Mavericks to that biggest challenge of all — fatherhood — Yogis writes with confidence, clarity, and brio. This is a heartfelt, hard-won, and utterly worthwhile book." Dan Duane, author of How to Cook Like a Man

Synopsis:

This provocative, entertaining, often laugh-out-loud story follows Yogis as he attempts to surf bigger and more difficult waves, culminating in northern Californias Mavericks—huge, crushing (and sometimes deadly) waves in the dead of winter. In The Fear Project, surfing serves as a metaphor for fears of all sorts: fear of loss, fear of not being good enough, fear of being alone, fear of being trapped in the wrong job, fear of not being able to realize your dreams, fear of pain, and ultimately, fear of death. Yogis takes readers on a memorable journey beyond the surf and shows them how, by identifying and understanding their fears, they can shift their perspective and live a more rewarding life.

The Fear Project is a captivating look at the age-old teaching that by recognizing our fears and turning into them—instead of running away—we can harness fears powerful energy to find true happiness and fulfillment.

About the Author

Jaimal Yogis is an award-winning journalist and photographer. His first book, Saltwater Buddha, has been internationally praised and is the subject of a forthcoming PBS documentary. He lives in San Francisco.

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Sobri, February 3, 2013 (view all comments by Sobri)
I was a fan of Jaimal Yogis before reading this book, with his earlier book "Saltwater Buddha" being at the top of my favourites list. I enjoyed this one (though I have to admit I still like SWB better). The analogy of waves representing our fears is apt, and there was some interesting neuroscience bits, as well as some autobiographical elements, which make Jaimal's writing applicable to people living in the real world. It's a great read if you deal with anxiety (and most of us do to some extent), even if you aren't a surfer. This one will get a reread.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781609611750
Subtitle:
What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing . . . and Love
Author:
Yogis, Jaimal
Publisher:
Rodale Books
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Surfing
Publication Date:
20130108
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 272 pages Rodale Press - English 9781609611750 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There is a hell of a lot of fun packed between these two covers. Wonderfully reported, unflinchingly honest and definitely big-balled. If Jaimal Yogis deep dive into fear doesn't make you want to go out and push your limits — well, you're probably already dead."
"Review" by , "Nothing holds us back more in life than fear. Jaimal Yogis explores this primal emotion in depth from an evolutionary, neuropsychological, and philosophical perspective, all wrapped up in a highly engaging personal narrative. The Fear Project offers the keys to overcoming excuses and anxiety, and stepping into the life you've always dreamed of having."
"Review" by , "The Fear Project is an enchanting autobiographical journey. Yogis deftly explores our current scientific, religious and philosophical views on our most fundamental emotion, and the reward is as significant as it is palpable. I absolutely loved this book and will share it with everyone — in particular, high performance athletes."
"Review" by , "Jaimal Yogis weaves together neuroscience, dramatic true stories, and practical wisdom in a fascinating, important book that moves with the page-turning verve of a thriller."
"Review" by , "Like a mammoth wave moving across the ocean, The Fear Project takes us on a wild ride into the heart of our deepest primordial fears and onto the shores of light."
"Review" by , "From the first chapter about his swimming in the dark, shark-infested waters surrounding Alcatraz to stories of surfing 80-foot waves at Mavericks, this book is alive and pumping with adrenaline! It brings you to the edge of fear over and over again with a lasting lesson on confronting fear in ways that are healthy and powerful."
"Review" by , "This book is worth the price of admission for the Mavericks chapter alone: the first and, as far as I know, only literary first-person account of riding one of the greatest big-wave breaks on Earth. Yogis is a man on an authentic mission — to face down his deepest fears and interrogate the deepest sources of meaning in every aspect of human life. From his Alcatraz swim to surfing Mavericks to that biggest challenge of all — fatherhood — Yogis writes with confidence, clarity, and brio. This is a heartfelt, hard-won, and utterly worthwhile book."
"Synopsis" by ,

This provocative, entertaining, often laugh-out-loud story follows Yogis as he attempts to surf bigger and more difficult waves, culminating in northern Californias Mavericks—huge, crushing (and sometimes deadly) waves in the dead of winter. In The Fear Project, surfing serves as a metaphor for fears of all sorts: fear of loss, fear of not being good enough, fear of being alone, fear of being trapped in the wrong job, fear of not being able to realize your dreams, fear of pain, and ultimately, fear of death. Yogis takes readers on a memorable journey beyond the surf and shows them how, by identifying and understanding their fears, they can shift their perspective and live a more rewarding life.

The Fear Project is a captivating look at the age-old teaching that by recognizing our fears and turning into them—instead of running away—we can harness fears powerful energy to find true happiness and fulfillment.

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