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A firsthand account of spiritual liberation. A 50-year-old American woman living an ordinary life, Jan Frazier changed from being at the mercy of fear to living in a state of causeless joy at the mercy of nothing. This day-by-day record shows her transformation as it unfolds over the course of eighteen months.
“Jan Frazier’s When Fear Falls Away is a breathing translation into language of an advance in evolution that is available to the focused heart and the fortunate intention. She speaks of the causeless joy that permeates her. She is blessed. It is noted in the annals of the science of evolution that when reptiles evolved into birds, not only did they become freed from gravity, they also became able to dream. Reptiles do not—but birds dream. Imagine what other leaps in the evolution of consciousness might lie ahead. Might there be an evolution into mercy and awareness, into causeless joy and simple clarity?” – Stephen Levine, author of Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart
“We Americans, fatigued by a century of self-help formulas and frenetic self-improvement, are as much a mess as ever. Jan Frazier’s When Fear Falls Away contains an essential message that many will find shocking: in order to obtain the illumination, serenity, and peace that are everyone’s goal, one must do absolutely nothing. Grace still comes unbidden. It’s time we listened.” –Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
“Imagine this: whatever has weighed on you suddenly no longer weighs. It may still be there, a fact in your life, but it has no mass, no gravity. All that has ever troubled you is now just a feature of the landscape, like a tree, a passing cloud. Every bit of emotional and mental turmoil has ceased: the entire burden, some form of which has been with you as long as you can remember. A thing familiar as your closest friend — as much a part of you as the language you speak, the color of your skin — is utterly, inexplicably gone. Into the startling emptiness flows a quiet joy that buoys you morning, noon, and night, that goes everywhere you go, into any kind of circumstance, even into sleep. Everything you undertake happens effortlessly. You are happy, but for no reason. Nothing bothers you. You feel no stress. When a problem arises, you know what to do, you do it, and then you let it go. . . . Because your equanimity is disconnected from anything in your outer life, you know that no matter what challenge you are handed — for the rest of your life — the peace will sustain.”
Paperback: 201 pages / Weiser Books 2007