A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart and Protecting the Earth
This personal and powerful book speaks to anyone who has ever wondered how to be happy when there is so much suffering in the world -- anyone who seeks a peaceful heart in a dark time.
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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR CHANGES WE CAN ALL MAKE TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD
A spirituality of resistance, while recognizing the importance of working on ourselves, also directs us toward outer examination, outer transformation, and the pursuit of justice in the world...."To find a peaceful heart, I will suggest, we need to live on this earth: fully conscious of what is happening on it, actively resisting that which we know to be evil or destructively ignorant." (p. 13) Gottlieb draws comparisons between the Holocaust and ecological destruction and warns that a psychic dependence on our work can contribute to this ecocide. This book is an excellent call to face up to the responsibility we all have in finding that which helps protect the earth, and being aware of our own misgivings and ignorance. A great read with easy to follow suggestions and articulate observations.
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