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Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder & Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark

Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder & Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark (Hardback)

By Baird, Julia

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Where do you find light in the darkness? We know what it feels like to be happy, to feel content and at peace with the world. When we feel this way we are able to be a better friend, partner and parent and seek out life's experiences with a sense of optimism and hope. But what do... we do when faced with the darkness of life? When our world is in peril and we are overwhelmed with pain or sadness? Is it possible to access a feeling of peace, calm and happiness - a light that can ward off the darkness? In this wise and inspiring book, Julia Baird reflects on her experience of Phosphorescence; how she discovered and cultivated her own 'inner light' in the face of suffering and illness. There are no shortcuts to joy or contentment, suggests Julia, but our own 'inner light' can be nurtured when we regularly seek out experiences that expose us to feelings of awe, wonder and mystery. That remind us of our relative smallness in the world and the relative beauty of the earth. When we spend time in nature, read great works of literature and reflect on the lives of our ancestors, we are engaging in Phosphorescence. When the world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by loss or pain, it is these experiences that sustain us, help us place one foot in front of the other and step into a greater sense of our personhood. It is in the struggle of our daily lives - and sometimes recognising the 'soothing power of the ordinary' - that our ability to care for our own inner, living light becomes essential. Absorbing and achingly beautiful, Julia Baird has written exactly the book we need for these times.
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ISBN 9780008463625
Released NZ 27 May 2021
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780008463625
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 27 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Baird, Julia
Category History Of Ideas, Intellectual History
Coping With Personal Problems
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Mind, Body, Spirit
Gift Books
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 227mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 152.42
Weight 500g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Happiness, Self-actualization Psychology
NBS Text Self Improvement: General
ONIX Text General/trade