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When You're Falling, Dive

Author(s): Mark Matousek

ISBN13: 9781848500679

ISBN10: 184850067

Publisher: Veritas Warehouse - Ballycoolin D 11

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  • Do survivors of lifes greatest trials possess a secret knowledge? Why do some people blossom in adversity while others fall apart? What mysterious power gets us back on our feet after were knocked down? The answer: viriditas, the power of drawing passion, beauty and wisdom from the unlikeliest of places.

    Award-winning writer Mark Matousek examines this phenomenon by seeking advice from well known survivors such as Joan Didion, Elie Wiesel and Isabel Allende, as well as philosophical experts including Eckhart Tolle, Jon Kabat Zinn and Sogyal Rinpoche, to show how disasters can be used to awaken and transform us.

    From a Sudanese boy slave kidnapped at the age of seven, to a Tibetan nun imprisoned by Chinese militia, to the heroic women of Chile searching for their `disappeared relatives, Matousek sifts through extraordinary testimonies - as well as recent breakthroughs in neuroscience - to demonstrate that we are in fact hardwired to evolve and adapt when faced with the impossible, and in our frailty lies the key to our greatest strength.

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    `Thank God someone has finally written a spiritual book with an edge. In this boisterouss collection of true stories, Mark Matousek takes us from Himalayan peaks to a sit-down with Andy Warhol, from a homeless shelter to Joan Didions Upper East Side. Matousek knows everyone, tells all and writes sentences that reverberate like zen koans.

    - PAGAN KENNEDY, author of The First Man-Made Man


When You're Falling, Dive

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