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A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough

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From the moment we are born, we are seekers. Our culture obsessively promotes the pursuit of money, success and self-improvement. At the end of each activity-jammed day, though, we collapse into bed discouraged byeverything we have not checked off on our to-do lists, in despair that whatever we have accomplished is never enough. Worse still, when our dreams become derailed by the inherenttragedies of life--job loss, financial peril, sickness, or the death of a loved one--we feel devastated by the pain and injustice of it all.

Nationally renowned author, therapist, and minister Wayne Muller offers healing for the perpetually stressed in A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough. By learning compassion and mercy for ourselves and by recognizing what ismost profoundly true about who we are and what we need, we can gain the self-acceptance so that whatever we choose to do, in this moment, it is wholly enough.

Muller mixes the writings of greatspiritual and political leaders with inspirational anecdotes from his own life, inviting us to derive more satisfaction from less and pull gratitude out of the ashes of grief. The answer to what he describes as authentichappiness lies not in seeing the glass as half full instead of half empty. In reality, he writes, the glass is always half full and half empty. The world is neither broken nor whole, but eternallyengaged in rhythms between joy and sorrow. With Muller's guidance, we may find ourselves on the most courageous spiritual pilgrimage of our lives.

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From the bestselling author of "Sabbath" and "Legacy of the Heart" comes a bold new work that answers this most pressing question: How do we know what is enough?

About the Author

WAYNE MULLER is a Santa Fe–based therapist, public speaker, minister, and best-selling author. His previous books include Legacy of the Heart; How Then, Shall We Live?; Sabbath; and Learning to Pray. He is the founder of Bread for the Journey, a nonprofit organization that supports community organizing and neighborhood philanthropy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307590039
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Subject:
Body, Mind & Spirit : Inspiration & Personal Growth
Author:
Muller, Wayne
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Publication Date:
20100413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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