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The Resource Field notes on the compassionate life : a search for the soul of kindness, Marc Ian Barasch

Field notes on the compassionate life : a search for the soul of kindness, Marc Ian Barasch

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Field notes on the compassionate life : a search for the soul of kindness
Title
Field notes on the compassionate life
Title remainder
a search for the soul of kindness
Statement of responsibility
Marc Ian Barasch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marc Ian Barasch, dubbed "one of today's coolest grown-ups" by Interview magazine, sets out on a journey to the heart of compassion. He discovers its power to change who we are and the society we have become. Compassion, he concludes, is "a prescription for authentic joy." Can tapping into one simple human trait, hardwired into our nervous system and just waiting to be awakened, transform our lives and the world at large? Could it help us enjoy new levels of happiness and contentment? Exploring his subject through the multiple lenses of psychology and biology, pop culture and theology, history and philosophy, Barasch weaves a stirring, unforgettable account of his search to find within himself and others: the ability to live compassionately. He examines such fascinating questions as: What can we learn from exceptionally empathetic people? Can we increase our kindness quotient with practice? How do we open our hearts to those who do us harm? What if the great driving force of our evolution were actually "survival of the kindest?" Drawing from influences as disparate as Buddhist monks and skeptical neuroscientists, Barasch creates a riveting, persuasive argument that a simple shift in consciousness can have a tremendous, lasting impact on our psyches, our relationships, our health--and the very fate of the Earth. An inspirational handbook interweaves insights from the diverse fields of theology, philosophy, history, psychology, biology, and pop culture to explore the need for each individual to discover the ability to live with compassion and kindness, arguing that a simple shift in consciousness will ahve a lasting impact on our relationships, health, lives, and the fate of the Earth
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barasch, Marc
Dewey number
177/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1531
LC item number
.B27 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Compassion
  • Kindness
  • Happiness
Label
Field notes on the compassionate life : a search for the soul of kindness, Marc Ian Barasch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-353) and index
Contents
The circles of compassion -- Roots, branches, and the clear blue sky -- Empathy : you in me, me in you -- Street retreat : the debt of love -- The good eye -- Heart science, heart's mystery -- The giveaway -- The altruist -- The elixir of forgiveness -- Loving the monster -- Another little peace of the heart -- The beloved community -- All my relations
Control code
ocm57286153
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 356 p.
Isbn
9781579547110
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk.paper)
Lccn
2004029376
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 343249
  • (OCoLC)57286153
Label
Field notes on the compassionate life : a search for the soul of kindness, Marc Ian Barasch
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-353) and index
Contents
The circles of compassion -- Roots, branches, and the clear blue sky -- Empathy : you in me, me in you -- Street retreat : the debt of love -- The good eye -- Heart science, heart's mystery -- The giveaway -- The altruist -- The elixir of forgiveness -- Loving the monster -- Another little peace of the heart -- The beloved community -- All my relations
Control code
ocm57286153
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 356 p.
Isbn
9781579547110
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk.paper)
Lccn
2004029376
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 343249
  • (OCoLC)57286153

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