First Steps to Seeing

First Steps to Seeing A Path Towards Living Attentively

Paperback (18 Jun 2015) | English

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Synopsis

In the twenty-first century we are confronted with a rapidly changing world full of social, economic and environmental uncertainties. We are all inherently connected to this changing world and in order to create the best possible conditions for life to thrive, we must each develop an inner capacity to respond and adapt to life in new, creative and innovative ways. The author of this visionary book argues that the path to a happy, healthy and peaceful world begins with the individual. By learning to recognise our cognitive habits of interrupting and defining life through our fixed ideas, labels and judgements, we can begin to develop a dynamic way of seeing that enables us to perceive and respond to life with greater attentiveness. First Steps to Seeing reveals a practical set of stepping stones that guide the reader into this dynamic way of seeing and relating. Using personal stories, practical exercises and real-world case studies in development, education and business, the author takes the reader on a journey to explore how to give our full attention to life, and how to enliven the world that we each co-create. An inspiring guide for all those working for social change in youth work, business, education or research, or simply seeking fresh paths in life.

About the Publisher

Floris Books

Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland.We publish books in two main areas: non-fiction for adults, and books for children. Within our non-fiction list, we focus on quality books which look at the world a little differently. Our books cover all aspects of holistic and alternative living, including Steiner-Waldorf education, biodynamics and organics, holistic health, philosophy of the natural world, mind body spirit, parenting and child health, philosophy of human life and religion & spirituality.We're also the largest children's book publisher in Scotland. We publish board and picture books for 0-7 year olds, including international stories in translation and nostalgic classics from illustrators such as Elsa Beskow, as well as the Picture Kelpies range of Scottish picture books story books and anthologies for 6-10 year olds and the Kelpies, a much-loved range of Scottish children's fiction for 8-12 year olds. We also publish a wide range of craft and activity books suitable for children and adults of all ages.

Book information

ISBN: 9781782501695
Publisher: Floris Books
Imprint: Floris Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.4019
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 310g
Height: 157mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 28mm