From one of most prominent figures in the field of meditation comes a guidebook for how to use mindfulness to build our inner strength, find balance, and help create a better world
Product Code: 5951
ISBN: 9781250310590
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pages: 240
Published Date: 11/30/2021
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.99

In today's fractured world we're constantly flooded with breaking news that cause anger, grief, and pain. People are feeling more stressed out than ever and in the face of this fear and anxiety they can feel so burnt out and overwhelmed that they end up frozen in their tracks and can't do anything. In Real Change Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, shares sage advice and indispensible techniques to help free ourselves from these negative feelings and actions. She teaches us that meditation is not a replacement for action, but rather a way to practice generosity with ourselves and summon the courage to break through boundaries, reconnect to a movement that's bigger than ourselves, and have the energy to stay active.

Consulting with veteran activists and social change agents in a variety of fields, Salzberg collects and shares their wisdom and offers the best practical advice to foster transformation in both ourselves and in society. To help tame our inner landscape or chaos, Salzberg offers mindfulness practices that will help readers cultivate a sense of agency and stay engaged in the long-term struggle for social change.

Whether you're resolving conflicts with a crochety neighbor or combating global warming, Real Change will help guide you with the fundamental principles and mindfulness practices that will lead to the clarity and confidence that lets us lift a foot and take our next step into a better world.

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Introduction: We Are All in This Together
1 Change Is Possible
2 Agency
3 Awakening to the Fire: When Anger Turns to Courage
4 Grief to Resilience
5 Coming Home to Ourselves
6 Interconnectedness
7 Seeing More Clearly
8 Exquisite Balance

Grateful Acknowledgements

"In this age of anxiety, grief, and strife, Sharon Salzberg, a leading authority on lovingkindness meditation, offers exactly the wisdom we need: the mindfulness to take action. This is not the mindfulness of navel-gazing on a mountaintop. Salzberg knows what it’s like to grieve and to heal; to fight and to reconcile; to fear and to find courage. She is the guide we’ve been looking for - and not a moment too soon." - Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

"Real Change is a real gift to us all at a crucial time in our human evolution helping us cultivate the clarity to bring deeply needed transformation into our personal and public lives. Sharon Salzberg powerfully guides us with practical steps to cultivate resilience as we bring more active compassion and care into the world. Soak in these words of wisdom and your inner life and the world around you will change for the better!" - Dan Siegel, New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline

"Sharon Salzberg’s depth of wisdom and open-hearted kindness gets better and better book after book!...with her usual generosity of spirit and keen observation of life’s realities, emerging from these pages as now even more than a singular voice...she selflessly represent the many experiences and insights of her wealth of dedicated colleagues and students. I commend this book whole-heartedly, as kindling the pulse of the positive in the realistic way so needed by us all today, in these challenging times." - Robert A.F. Thurman, author of Man of Peace: Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet

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