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Pass It on: Five Stories That Can Change the World

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Eco-philosopher and best-selling author Joanna Macy shares five stories from her more than 30 years of studying and practicing Buddhism and deep ecology. Gathered on her travels to India, Russia, Australia, and Tibet, these stories testify to Joanna Macy's belief that either humankind awakens to a new and deeper understanding of our interconnectedness with its planet or ri ...more
ebook, 140 pages
Published May 18th 2010 by Parallax Press (first published May 1st 2010)
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I have long-admired Joanna Macy, a Buddhist scholar and deep ecologist. In this small book she shares stories of her visits with groups of people around the world concerned about the lack of available safe drinking water and power, about polluted rivers and soil, about the loss of animal and plant species. She encourages them in groups to share their grief as well as ways they might add to the planet's health. The story about her visit to Chernobyl in Russia moved me to tears. This is a powerful ...more
Many of these stories were familiar to me from reading a number of Macy's books, but it is helpful to have them in one place. I loved the Five Guidelines for Activists that the stories inspired:
1. Come from Gratitude
2. Don't be Afraid of the Dark
3. Dare to Envision (one stone on top of another)
4. Rediscover our Solidarity
5. Act Your (True) Age
A fantastic book to help us connect with ourselves and mother-earth. A book to reread several times before passing it on.
Such an inspiration. Everyone read this book right now!
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