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"A book after my own heart!"—His Holiness The Dalai Lama

The Power of Kindness is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.

Piero Ferrucci warns against the dangers of "global cooling." As the pace of living grows faster and the impact of new technologies more insistent, communications become hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit overrides the heart. Warmth and genuine presence fade.

In eighteen interlocking chapters, Dr. Ferrucci reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowly but steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism- and toward love. Writing with a rare combination of sensitivity and intellectual depth, Dr. Ferrucci shows that, ultimately, kindness is not a luxury in our world but rather a necessity for us all.

 

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A leading transpersonal psychologist reveals the unexpected secret to a happy life: behaving with kindness.

Piero Ferrucci calls it "global cooling," a phenomenon of chilly human relations. Communications are hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit and wealth has become a cherished value. And warmth and genuine presence have all but dissolved into a sea of materialism and self-interest.

"The Power of Kindness" is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait, and this trait alone, which will lead not only to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.

Not an ordinary self-help book, "The Power of Kindness" is instead a blueprint. Being kind, Ferrucci argues, does not mean becoming a human doormat or a cloying handservant. And "Heaven save us from the fakes," Ferrucci writes-self-interested politeness, calculated generosity, superficial etiquette, and even kindness against one's will.

Instead, kindness is composed of many elements, including qualities not immediately associated with it: flexibility, honesty, a sense of belonging, gratitude, attention, forgiveness, and more. In eighteen interlocking chapters, each devoted to a single aspect of kindness, Ferrucci moves seamlessly from tales of myth and legend to personal anecdotes to scientific research and philosophical treatises. He reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowlybut steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism, and toward love.

Writing with a rare combination of sensitivity and intellectual depth, Ferrucci shows that, ultimately, kindness is not a luxury in our world, but a necessity for us all.

Synopsis:

The noted psychotherapist and bestselling author of The Power of Kindness offers a concrete, meaningful program in developing your willpower to face periods of crisis.

 

Crisis is an inevitable fact of life. All of us experience times of despair, gloom, fear, and uncertainty. But we each possess core reserves of internal resilience that can be cultivated for overcoming and anticipating such setbacks.

In this stirring and deeply practical work, Piero Ferrucci employs insights from classical mythology, religious traditions, psychological teachings, patient case studies,  and human-potential exercises to provide a full program in how to develop the adamantine chords of our interior selves.

Ferrucci explores the pitfalls we face when traits of inner strength are deficient, and what we can expect when they are healthfully developed. Your Inner Will is an immensely practical study that helps readers navigate crises and pursue more integral lives.

About the Author

Piero Ferrucci is a psychotherapist and philosopher. He has been a student of and collaborator with Roberto Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis. Ferrucci is the author of What We May Be, Inevitable Grace, What Our Children Teach Us, and, with Laura Huxley, The Child of Your Dreams.

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Peggy Sterling, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Peggy Sterling)
A book for our times.
Providing personal examples of all the character attributes that contribute to living kindly, Ferrucci provides a moral compass for our increasingly cold and distant world. While kindness makes the world a better place for others by shifting the focus from our oft self-centered ways, Ferrucci shows also how it enriches and expands the kind person's life too. He does this in just 18 short, interwoven chapters.
Great gift for graduates, newly marrieds or anyone in transition...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585425884
Author:
Ferrucci, Piero
Publisher:
Tarcher
Translator:
Ferrucci, Vivien Reid
Author:
Lama, Dalai
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Personal Growth - Happiness
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Personal Transformation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A leading transpersonal psychologist reveals the unexpected secret to a happy life: behaving with kindness.

Piero Ferrucci calls it "global cooling," a phenomenon of chilly human relations. Communications are hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit and wealth has become a cherished value. And warmth and genuine presence have all but dissolved into a sea of materialism and self-interest.

"The Power of Kindness" is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait, and this trait alone, which will lead not only to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.

Not an ordinary self-help book, "The Power of Kindness" is instead a blueprint. Being kind, Ferrucci argues, does not mean becoming a human doormat or a cloying handservant. And "Heaven save us from the fakes," Ferrucci writes-self-interested politeness, calculated generosity, superficial etiquette, and even kindness against one's will.

Instead, kindness is composed of many elements, including qualities not immediately associated with it: flexibility, honesty, a sense of belonging, gratitude, attention, forgiveness, and more. In eighteen interlocking chapters, each devoted to a single aspect of kindness, Ferrucci moves seamlessly from tales of myth and legend to personal anecdotes to scientific research and philosophical treatises. He reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowlybut steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism, and toward love.

Writing with a rare combination of sensitivity and intellectual depth, Ferrucci shows that, ultimately, kindness is not a luxury in our world, but a necessity for us all.

"Synopsis" by ,
The noted psychotherapist and bestselling author of The Power of Kindness offers a concrete, meaningful program in developing your willpower to face periods of crisis.

 

Crisis is an inevitable fact of life. All of us experience times of despair, gloom, fear, and uncertainty. But we each possess core reserves of internal resilience that can be cultivated for overcoming and anticipating such setbacks.

In this stirring and deeply practical work, Piero Ferrucci employs insights from classical mythology, religious traditions, psychological teachings, patient case studies,  and human-potential exercises to provide a full program in how to develop the adamantine chords of our interior selves.

Ferrucci explores the pitfalls we face when traits of inner strength are deficient, and what we can expect when they are healthfully developed. Your Inner Will is an immensely practical study that helps readers navigate crises and pursue more integral lives.

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