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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Audiobook

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

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Publisher's Summary

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what's true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness - called interbeing - we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.

Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture's guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get ourselves in order, any action we take - no matter how good our intentions - will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

©2013 Charles Eisenstein (P)2015 North Atlantic Books

What the Critics Say

"This is a revolutionary and interactive book - in the sense that it inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary. Eisenstein will be noted in antiquity as one of the seminal and pioneering storytellers of this new world." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)

"When I read Charles Eisenstein I felt as if I had just put on an extraordinarily clear, lucid, morally honest set of glasses. I see my outer and inner worlds in penetrating detail. He isn't just describing a possible world. He is helping us find our way to it." (Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life)

"A powerful pick for any who would combine spiritual perspectives with social change. This book thwarts cynicism and offers keys to connecting personal choices to powerful change. ... An uplifting, inspirational, spiritual and social examination recommended for a wide range of readers looking for positive encouragement." (Midwest Book Review)

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    Thomas 05-09-15
    Thomas 05-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "This is an exceptionally good book!!"
    If you could sum up The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible in three words, what would they be?

    Sacred Storytelling Turning/Tipping-Point


    What other book might you compare The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible to and why?

    Gregg Braden: Turning Point - which also tells the story of our rapidly transforming world.


    What about Paul Geiger’s performance did you like?

    Great clarity of calm tempo - which was helpful to digest the material.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    P. Metz Kent, WA America 04-10-15
    P. Metz Kent, WA America 04-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Most Important Work of our Lifetimes"

    When I first read this book, I felt as if Eisenstein had written the book that had been floating around in my head for the last several years. In this work, the author draws on the totality of knowledge that has been gathered by humans over the course in history and his previous, lofty works to answer the all-important questions: "How did we get to where we are as a species?" "What needs to change in order to change the course of humanity and the planet?" "What can I do about this nagging feeling that something is wrong here?" and "How can one solitary human make a difference in this out-of-control world?"

    Charles argues that the negative direction that this planet and our species is heading can be traced back to one root cause: the stories that we live by that we use to answer the questions "why am I here?" "who are we as a species?" and "what is the right way to live?" I picked this up right after finishing David Korten's "Change the Story, Change the Future," and this work illuminates both the current story we are living by and the one that we need to inhabit in order to change the course of human history.

    Read this immediately and begin standing in a new story of humanity.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Boise, ID, United States 12-03-16
    Martin Boise, ID, United States 12-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best books i have ever taken a dive into!!"

    I enjoyed absolutely everything about this book, cover to cover! May all beings learn the wisdom contained within its pages... ❤️

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    John 11-28-16
    John 11-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring, Comprehensive, & Amazing!"

    I need to listen to it again to deeply instill the message and since it's such a rich and dense delight! This is the most exciting book and overall favorite book I've listened to/read! It incorporates much wisdom in many ways from a variety of perspectives and beliefs. If I were to recommend only one book to anyone, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible is that book!

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    Skittens 11-02-16
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    "beyond belief"

    This is the collective conscious evolutuon illuminated by words. Charles is clear and does not ask for mindless belief but true self inquiry. A truely spiritual book. I didnt always enjoy the voice hence the 3 star performance review.

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    Mourgan 06-20-16
    Mourgan 06-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful."

    This book explores society's nature, the imminent change in beliefs, values, and community, and provides several testimonies and examples. From someome who has read this book's predecessors, this is truly an inspirational and eye opening book.

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    Fredrey Montreal 05-14-16
    Fredrey Montreal 05-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A message to be heard"

    A message to be heard. An explanation of your experience in life. Proof that wisdom has a chance of helping us evolve.

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    Not My Name Portland, OR, US 05-12-16
    Not My Name Portland, OR, US 05-12-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Charles brings it all together"

    This book has changed my life. I can't recommend it enough. Charles has combined the wisdom of ancient teachings, science, and his own work (The Assent of Humanity) and given us an understanding of what the future of humanity and the earth could be that is something worth the effort. You will be challenged by this work. I hope it speaks to you as it has to me.

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    Eric I. Schneider SE Colorado, USA 09-26-15
    Eric I. Schneider SE Colorado, USA 09-26-15

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    "Adored This Book!"

    I have not been do inspired, challenged, and validated by a book in 50 years.
    The reader pronounced there or four words incorrectly, but I could include that in this paradigm-shifting gift to us all.
    yeah, I liked it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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