- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Harmony (March 1 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307591395
- ISBN-13: 978-0307591395
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 240 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #163,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough Paperback – Mar 1 2011
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"The timing for this rich book could not be more perfect. Wayne Muller has written a thought provoking guide to the interior life that beautifully articulates why our soul craves silence and contemplation. This is a masterful accomplishment."
—CAROLINE MYSS, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Defy Gravity
"This is a soul-sized book for sure. We are so busy pursuing too many goals and straining ourselves to death in the process. We are ‘catching up’ forever, doing-doing-doing all the time, stressed out and pushing ourselves to achieve and acquire in order to fill the emptiness in our souls. Wayne Muller counsels us to slow down, to accept ourselves and our limits, to enjoy just being the creatures we are in this universe. He teaches us to say ‘enough’ in a raging world of ceaseless activity, of self-imposed 24/7 tiredness. Reading this book is healthy - it will quiet the restless heart and encourage a thankful simplicity that brings peace to the soul."
—STEPHEN POST, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People
“A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough is a compelling, thought-provoking meditation on what truly matters in life. True to form, Wayne Muller shares life-changing advice and inspiration.”
—DANIEL GOLEMAN author of Emotional Intelligence
"In a world seduced by its own unlimited potential, rather than feeling omnipotent we feel powerless and overwhelmed by impossible responsibilities. This is because we have forgotten what 'enough' feels like, says minister, therapist, and philanthropist Muller. He urges readers to step back from their inner pressures and from the externalities of culture, community, and work to reclaim an unshakable trust in their own deep inner sufficiency.
“This book is a timely and invaluable resource to help us remember what is truly important and meaningful in our lives. It provides the reader a place of solace, sanctuary, reflection, and realignment toward an inherent Way of Being—in the midst of life’s busy-ness and fast pace!”
—ANGELES ARRIEN, PHD, author of The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom
“A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough is an antidote to ‘more is better’ and the madness of multitasking. It offers a respite from the endless cycle of seeking that perpetuates our suffering. This book is a great reminder of the joy of keeping it simple, of the abundance present in this moment, and that even these few words are enough.”
—FRANK OSTASESKI, founder of the Metta Institute and the Zen Hospice Project
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—LYNNE TWIST, President, Soul of Money Institute and co-founder, The Pachamama Alliance
“This wise and compassionate book helps us recognize and receive what we already have and offers us a place of refuge, renewal, and peace. A must-read for anyone who has ever felt ‘It's never enough.’”
—RACHEL NAOMI REMEN, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings
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About the Author
WAYNE MULLER is a Santa Fe–based therapist, public speaker, minister, and best-selling author. His previous books include Legacy of the Heart; How Then, Shall We Live?; Sabbath; and Learning to Pray. He is the founder of Bread for the Journey, a nonprofit organization that supports community organizing and neighborhood philanthropy.See all Product description
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The philosophy of enough found in this book covers realms material, spiritual, economic, and (even) political. In his typical unhurried yet efficient style, Muller probes and questions society's penchant for more, more, more. He tells engaging stories in order to teach from his experience. He doesn't adopt the voice of expert, however; we're invited to go down this path of less (at times less is more and other times less is enough) together. I came across "a life of being, having, and doing enough" while doing preparation for presenting on my own book "Just a Little Bit More: The Culture of Excess and the Fate of the Common Good" (Blue Ocotillo Publishing, 2014). These two books are quite different in their approach - mine being the economic, sociological, and historical nuts and bolts of our current culture of excess - but they pair up quite well.
Wayne's book is one that I will not only recommend to Amazon readers (you!) that I don't know, but one that I will purchase copies of in order to give to my good friends and loved ones: when you have some time, read this book and pay attention to its message. It's the type of book that doesn't have to be read in a one season setting. It can be taken in as needed. Its reading doesn't need to be rushed or hurried. It and its message will be there when its reader slows down - has had enough of the proverbial rat race - and is ready for some change of pace enlightenment.