Reading Charles Eisenstein’s book, “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible” this past week was like opening a gift. We immediately wanted to share the gift by spreading the word about this illuminating book and Charles’s other work.
Here is the book’s synopsis:
“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 our selves 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.”
Find the book at your local bookstore or online here.
We’ve found Charles’s other work to also be balm for the soul. His lucidity in these times is like a deep breath.
Dig deep into his website to read essays and listen to him speak:
Grab a cup of tea and settle in to listen to a full-length interview with Charles that dives deeply into many of his ideas
Charles also offers free courses focused on a variety of topics, such as the gift economy, a new masculinity, and our relationship to our food. His most recent course, Unlearning: For Change Agents, is vital to seeing the world in a different way in order to discover new solutions.
He’s written other excellent books as well: explore them all here.
To say that Charles’ work has profoundly touched our lives is an understatement. We hope you find solace, inspiration, and strength in it as well, XO