Art of Power

ISBN-10: 0061242365

ISBN-13: 9780061242366

Edition: 2008

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Description: Turning our conventional understanding of power on its head, world-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and national bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how true power comes from within. What we seek, we already have. Whether we want it or not, power remains one of the central issues in all of our lives. Every day, each of us exercises power in many ways, and our every act subtly affects the world we live in. This struggle for control and authority permeates every aspect of our private and public lives, preventing us from attaining true happiness. The me-first mentality in our culture seeps unnoticed into our decisions and choices. Our bottom-line approach to getting ahead may be most visible in the business world, but the stress, fear, and anxiety it causes are being felt by people in all walks of life. Thich Nhat Hanh illustrates how the current understanding of power leads us on a never-ending search for external markers like job title or salary. The Art of Power boldly challenges our assumptions and teaches each of us how to access the true power that is within our grasp.

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 0.594

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Hanh was part of a movement called "engaged Buddhism", which combines traditional practices with nonviolent civil disobedience, and he was exiled by both the Communist and non-Communist governments. He is a respected writer and scholar, and founded a retreat in France called Plum Village. Hanh has written several books, including The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction to Buddhism, Peace Is Every Step, and Living Buddha, Living Christ.

Foreword
Introduction
True Power
Handling Power Skillfully
The Art of Mindfulness
Getting What We Really Want
The Secret of Happiness
Boundless Love
Being Present at Home and at Work
Taking Care of Nonbusiness
Sparking a Collective Awakening
Meditations to Cultivate Power
Work and Pleasure: The Example of Patagonia
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