A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough


by: Muller, Wayne
Format: Paperback

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Product Description 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 by everything 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 inherent tragedies 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 is most 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 great spiritual 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 "authentic happiness" 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 eternally engaged in rhythms between joy and sorrow. With Muller's guidance, we may find ourselves on the most courageous spiritual pilgrimage of our lives. Review “This book can preserve your sanity and save your life.” —LARRY DOSSEY, MD, AUTHOR OF The Power of Premonitions   “This is a book that I will give to all the people that I love, and one that I will read and reread as a reminder of how to live a more graceful and grateful life.” —JOAN BORYSENKO, PHD, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and Inner Peace for Busy People   “A beautiful, still, peaceful book about embracing your own magnificence and the wealth of everyday life.” —JUDITH ORLOFF, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Freedom   “A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough is a gentle, beautiful book, one that realigns the heart and mind. This is a book that strikes a deep chord of truth.” —SHARON SALZBERG, author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness   "As a busy CEO, a public figure, a volunteer, and a family man with two young children, Wayne’s words warmly washed over me as waves on a tropical beach. This book will do the same for you - I guarantee it!" —GEORGE ZIMMER, Founder and CEO, Men’s Wearhouse   "The timing for this rich book could not be more perfect. Wayne Muller has written a thought provoking guide to the interior life that beautifully articulates why our soul craves silence and contemplation. This is a masterful accomplishment."  —CAROLINE MYSS, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Defy Gravity   "This is a soul-sized book for sure. We are so busy pursuing too many goals and straining ourselves to death in the process. We are ‘catching up’ forever, doing-doing-doing all the time, stressed out and pushing ourselves to achieve and acquire in order to fill the emptiness in our souls.  Wayne Muller counsels us to slow down, to accept ourselves and our limits,  to enjoy just being the creatures we are in this universe. He teaches us to say  ‘enough’ in a raging world of ceaseless activity, of self-imposed 24/7 tiredness. Reading this book is healthy - it will quiet the restless heart and encourage a thankful simplicity that brings peace to the soul." —STEPHEN POST, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People    “ A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough is a compelling, thought-provoking meditation on what truly matters in life. True to form, Wayne Muller shares life-changing advice and inspiration.” —DANIEL GOLEMAN author of Emotional Intelligence "In a world seduced by its own unlimited potential, rather than feeling omnipotent we f


Product Code: 9780307591395
ISBN: 0307591395
Publisher: Harmony
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Number of Pages: 256 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 5.12 x 0.79 x 7.95 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds