In some instances I work with people who are suicidal. When someone losses all hope, and they sometimes do, suicide is just a short step away. She moved to the Boston, Massachusetts, area when she was 30 years old, to earn her Ed. Really, all we can do is help ourselves and choose to live as warrio I am a fan of Meg Wheatley. Early in the book I was tempted to write Margaret and challenge her view of hope. About So Far from Home I wrote this book for you if you offer your work as a contribution to others, whatever your work might be, and if now you find yourself feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and sometimes despairing even as you paradoxically experience moments of joy, belonging, and greater resolve to do your work.
By giving ourselves space to feel our despair and anger, we can move beyond it to a place of empathy and equanimity. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. But a second kind of map invites us to choose a new role for ourselves as warriors for the human spirit. The Hopi Native American elders describe this time—our time—as a river flowing now very fast, great, and swift. In cyberspace, we are bombarded with constant distractions and narcissistic self-making activities. We serve those issues and people we care about, focused not so much on making a difference as on being a difference.
Instant electronic interaction has replaced thoughtful human interaction. Organizations of all kinds seem to grow ever more bloated and unresponsive, fueled only by greed and a thirst for power. Sterile electronic interaction has replaced warm human connection. I understand how the light version can be shallow and can invite and feed fear. Who Do We Choose to Be? I liked her way of looking at the world. I'm finding it challenging to write a review because what she is talking about is so much bigger than anyone of us and yet it depends on each one of us. In the same vein as her bestselling book, Perseverance, her intention is to inspire us to move forward with greater resolve and energy, using maps that won't mislead us.
Wheatley and Deborah Frieze, so expected more of the same. I think she is pretty terrific. I invite you to explore this book slowly so that it might illuminate and clarify your path going forward. In So Far From Home, Margaret Wheatley presents a bleak picture of the reality we live in, and tears down our reliance on hope as a way of gaining meaning in our lives. In her new book So Far From Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World Margaret Wheatley savages hope, guts it like a street fighter. For my teachers who proclaim the teachings, radiate confidence, and illuminate the way of discipline. One kind of map shows us where we are now-she offers a sweeping critique of popular culture.
While it seems to be a little overly dramatic at times - I feel like she has hit the nail on the head for a real struggle that I feel in trying to find my place in the world. We are all connected - entangled. A large component of her approach is meditation she is a Buddhist and clearly that is one source of inspiration for her thinking and I am newly inspired to try to find a meditation or mindfulness practice that works for me. We serve those issues and people we care about, focused not so much on making a difference as on being a difference. Shambhala was an ancient kingdom of wise and conscious people, ruled by enlightened kings. Well trained in their use, they go into the corridors of power to dismantle the beliefs and behaviors that are destroying life.
And yet she does not despair. Such cultures can move in one direction only: toward intensified fear and paranoia, focused on self defense and closed to listening to the other. Those working for positive change are exhausted, ill and heart-sick as their good work is ignored, underfunded or attacked. Our systems and processes in this country and most of the world are broken. He survived when the optimists in his camp did not. To paraphrase a quote I heard from Peter Senge an Meg Wheatley gives voice to what many of us have been feeling and thinking about our world today.
They can also be ordered directly from Berrett-Koehler: Tel: 800 929-2929; Fax: 802 864-7626; www. This book provides maps for the future, how we can transform our grief, outrage, and frustration into the skills of insight and compassion to serve this dark time with bravery, decency, and gentleness. There are some really powerful parts of this book. She challenges are view of hope and invites us to consider that the other side of the coin for hope is fear. Nothing is deterministic; everything is capable of changing.
But, I must admit that this one was a tough read. I'm finding it challenging to write a review because what she is talking about is so much bigger than anyone of us and yet it depends on each one of us. It's been a time of incalculable change, especially as society and culture have been affected and changed by the rise of technology, the human interface with the internet and severe ecological crises. This book describes how we can do our good work with dedication, energy, discipline, and joy by consciously choosing a new role for ourselves, that of warriors for the human spirit. One kind of map shows us where we are now—she offers a sweeping critique of popular culture. Powerful, life-destroying dynamics have been set in motion that cannot be stopped. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.