Becoming Wise

An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Author: Krista Tippett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698409949

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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“The discourse of our common life inclines towards despair. In my field of journalism, where we presume to write the first draft of history, we summon our deepest critical capacities for investigating what is inadequate, corrupt, catastrophic, and failing. The ‘news’ is defined as the extraordinary events of the day, but it is most often translated as the extraordinarily terrible events of the day. And in an immersive 24/7 news cycle, we internalize the deluge of bad news as the norm—the real truth of who we are and what we’re up against as a species. But my work has shown me that spiritual geniuses of the everyday are everywhere. They are in the margins and do not have publicists. They are below the radar, which is broken.” Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett has interviewed the most extraordinary voices examining the great questions of meaning for our time. The heart of her work on her national public radio program and podcast, On Being, has been to shine a light on people whose insights kindle in us a sense of wonder and courage. Scientists in a variety of fields; theologians from an array of faiths; poets, activists, and many others have all opened themselves up to Tippett's compassionate yet searching conversation. In Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from this luminous conversation in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind. The book is a master class in living, curated by Tippett and accompanied by a delightfully ecumenical dream team of teaching faculty. The open questions and challenges of our time are intimate and civilizational all at once, Tippett says – definitions of when life begins and when death happens, of the meaning of community and family and identity, of our relationships to technology and through technology. The wisdom we seek emerges through the raw materials of the everyday. And the enduring question of what it means to be human has now become inextricable from the question of who we are to each other. This book offers a grounded and fiercely hopeful vision of humanity for this century – of personal growth but also renewed public life and human spiritual evolution. It insists on the possibility of a common life for this century marked by resilience and redemption, with beauty as a core moral value and civility and love as muscular practice. Krista Tippett's great gift, in her work and in Becoming Wise, is to avoid reductive simplifications but still find the golden threads that weave people and ideas together into a shimmering braid. One powerful common denominator of the lessons imparted to Tippett is the gift of presence, of the exhilaration of engagement with life for its own sake, not as a means to an end. But presence does not mean passivity or acceptance of the status quo. Indeed Tippett and her teachers are people whose work meets, and often drives, powerful forces of change alive in the world today. In the end, perhaps the greatest blessing conveyed by the lessons of spiritual genius Tippett harvests in Becoming Wise is the strength to meet the world where it really is, and then to make it better.
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An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Author: Krista Tippett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735221464

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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"I’m not sure there’s such a thing as the cultural 'center,' nor that it’s very interesting if it exists. But left of center and right of center, in the expansive middle and heart of our life together, most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions. This book is for people who want to take up the great questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities in the spaces we inhabit, and to do so expectantly and with joy." In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and “spiritual technologies,” with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how. “Krista Tippett [is] a modern-day Simone Weil. . . . Becoming Wise is a tremendously vitalizing read in its totality—a wellspring of nuance and dimension amid our Flatland of artificial polarities, touching on every significant aspect of human life with great gentleness and a firm grasp of human goodness.” —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
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Author: ReeRoos

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978429208

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a review and analysis of the book and not the original book. Author and Journalist Krista Tippett collects perspectives of the leading minds in science, philosophy, and spirituality to try and shine a light into modern living- making sense of today's confusing civilization and living in wisdom. This ReeRoos Review offers supplementary material to "Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, ReeRoos Review is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this ReeRoos Review Include? Synopsis of the original book Book Review Key takeaways & analysis Background on the Author Supplementary materials Original Book Summary Overview "Becoming Wise" is as good a book for the person who has questions about life as there can be. It is for the leisure reader and the scholar because it is an easy and informative read as well as an intensively referenced work of research. All in all, this book is a general guide for living a meaningful life and capitalizing on the simple fundamental realities about love, faith, and hope. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this ReeRoos Review is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). ReeRoos has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "Becoming Wise."
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Author: Brad Stulberg,Steve Magness

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1635653444

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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The coauthors of the bestselling Peak Performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword. Here’s how to cultivate a passion that will take you to great heights—while minimizing the risk of an equally great fall. Common advice is to find and follow your passion. A life of passion is a good life, or so we are told. But it's not that simple. Rarely is passion something that you just stumble upon, and the same drive that fuels breakthroughs—whether they're athletic, scientific, entrepreneurial, or artistic—can be every bit as destructive as it is productive. Yes, passion can be a wonderful gift, but only if you know how to channel it. If you're not careful, passion can become an awful curse, leading to endless seeking, suffering, and burnout. Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness once again team up, this time to demystify passion, showing readers how they can find and cultivate their passion, sustainably harness its power, and avoid its dangers. They ultimately argue that passion and balance--that other virtue touted by our culture--are incompatible, and that to find your passion, you must lose balance. And that's not always a bad thing. They show readers how to develop the right kind of passion, the kind that lets you achieve great things without ruining your life. Swift, compact, and powerful, this thought-provoking book combines captivating stories of extraordinarily passionate individuals with the latest science on the biological and psychological factors that give rise to—and every bit as important, sustain—passion.
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Analysis of Becoming Wise

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ISBN: 9781979614931

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Comedian and movie-star Russell Brand narrates his struggle with addiction and offers a cure for the yearning of the human condition, a guide to waking up, in his book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. This ReeRoos Analysis offers supplementary material to Becoming Wise to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, ReeRoos is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this ReeRoos Analysis Include? A synopsis of the original book In-depth editorial Review Key takeaways & analysis from each section A short bio of the author Supplementary Info & Recommended Reading About the Original Book: Becoming Wise is as good a book for the person who has questions about life as there can be. It is for the leisure reader and the scholar because it is an easy and informative read as well as an intensively referenced work of research. All in all, this book is a general guide for living a meaningful life and capitalizing on the simple fundamental realities about love, faith, and hope. PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial analysis and review of the book and not the original book. It is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, Becoming Wise.
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Author: Peter J. Rea,James K. Stoller,Alan Kolp

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260026841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The antidote to navigating turbulent times isn’t more rules. It is timeless virtue that creates sustainable value. Thoughtful leaders are keenly aware of the enormous challenge they face to drive high performance in a world that continues to ratchet up pressure and uncertainty. Some leaders respond by getting tough and establishing strict rules. They get people in line, but they don’t inspire excellence. Wise leaders, on the other hand, help their people practice character to navigate their way through the turbulence—without lowering performance expectations. As a result, their people are more reliable under pressure. Exception to the Rule links ancient wisdom with contemporary science on high performance, teamwork, and engagement. Building an organizational culture based on classical virtues―of trust, compassion, courage, justice, wisdom, temperance and hope―is both strategically smart and a better way to live. Exception to the Rule walks you through the steps of helping everyone in your organization focus on character defined by virtue. The word virtue means excellence, which is why each one is essential to help people perform at a high level despite uncertainty and pressure. Under character-based leadership, teams work better together, creativity flourishes and engagement increases. The most powerful idea of Exception to the Rule is this: character defined by virtue is not based on birthright; it can be learned and practiced. Everyone can develop habits to become better than they were. While character cannot be legislated, character can be cultivated. As virtue proves its value, the culture you have can evolve into the culture you need.
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