The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. Charles Eisenstein. North Atlantic Books.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible Book Cover The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible
Charles Eisenstein
North Atlantic Books
November 5, 2013

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, and paralysis so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness, we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.

Throughout the book, Charles Eisenstein relates real-life stories that show how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he explains, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take – no matter how good our intentions – will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His viral short films and essays online have established him as a genre-defining social philosopher and countercultural intellectual. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in mathematics and philosophy and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator. The author of sacred economics and ascent of humanity, he currently lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania