The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 4, 2010 - Business & Economics - 336 pages

"An inspired, utterly fascinating book….A book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place."—Jane Goodall

This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.

Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.
 

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User Review  - SaraD63 - LibraryThing

This is the book that started it all for me. Lynne's description of sufficiency - "enough to meet our needs and then some" started me on a journey of discovery. I looked around and saw how much we ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElizabethAndrew - LibraryThing

"Sufficiency resides inside each of us, and we can call it forward. It is a consciousness, an attention, an intentional choosing of the way we think about our circumstances. In our relationship with ... Read full review

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Contents

Money and Me Money and Us
6
Into India Heart of Hunger Soul of Money
24
Scarcity The Great Lie
46
Sufficiency The Surprising Truth
70
Money Is like Water
100
What You Appreciate Appreciates
123
Collaboration Creates Prosperity
147
Change the Dream
176
Taking a Stand
187
The Power of Conversation
208
Creating a Legacy of Enough
228
The Turning Tide
247
Resources
262
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About the author (2010)

Lynne Twist is a global activist and found of the Soul of Money Institute. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Teresa Barker is a journalist, consulting editor, and author. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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