So Far from Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World
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So Far from Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World

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I wrote this book for you if you offer your work as a contribution to others, whatever your work might be, and if now you find yourself feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and sometimes despairing even as you paradoxically experience moments of joy, belonging, and greater resolve to do your work. This book describes how we can do our good work with dedication, energy, discipline, and joy by consciously choosing a new role for ourselves, that of warriors for the human spirit. This book contains maps of how we ended up in a world nobody wants--overtaken by greed, self-interest, and oppressive power--the very opposite of what we worked so hard to create. These maps look deeply into the darkness of this time so that we can develop the insight we need to contribute in meaningful ways. This book provides maps for the future, how we can transform our grief, outrage, and frustration into the skills of insight and compassion to serve this dark time with bravery, decency, and gentleness. As warriors for the human spirit, we discover our right work, work that we know is ours to do no matter what. We engage wholeheartedly, embody values we cherish, let go of outcomes, and carefully attend to relationships. We serve those issues and people we care about, focused not so much on making a difference as on being a difference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 56 x 86 x 5mm | 281.23g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1609945360
  • 9781609945367
  • 163,402

Table of contents

An Invitation to You as Reader
An Invitation to Warriorship

Part One: New World: Oh Brave New World! That has such people in it!
Ch 1 Seeing What Is
Ch 2 Do You Want to Save the World?
Ch 3 New Maps for Lost People

Part Two: Home: We cannot change the way the world is
Ch 4 Everything Comes from Somewhere
Ch 5 Emergence: Surprised by Newness
Ch 6 Identity: The Logic of Change
Ch 7 Relationships: Endlessly Entangled

Part Three: Lost: Opening to the world as it is
Ch 8 Are We Lost?
Ch 9 All-Consuming Selves
Ch 10 Distracted Beyond Recall
Ch 11 Controlling Complexity

Part Four: Found: Discovering gentleness, decency, bravery
Ch 12 A Prophecy of Warriors
Ch 13 Choosing for the Human Spirit
Ch 14 Warriors at Work
Ch 15 No Hope, No Fear
A Path for Warriors
A Dream of Warriors
Notes
Index
About The Author
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About Margaret J. Wheatley

Margaret (Meg) Wheatley writes, speaks, and teaches globally about how we can accomplish our work, sustain our relationships, and willingly step forward to serve in this troubled time. She has been working actively out in the world since 1966. She is the author of six other books.
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