The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life (Paperback)
"A book after my own heart "--His Holiness The Dalai Lama
"The Power of Kindness" is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.
Piero Ferrucci warns against the dangers of "global cooling." As the pace of living grows faster and the impact of new technologies more insistent, communications become hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit overrides the heart. Warmth and genuine presence fade.
In eighteen interlocking chapters, Dr. Ferrucci reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowly but steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism- and toward love. Writing with a rare combination of sensitivity and intellectual depth, Dr. Ferrucci shows that, ultimately, kindness is not a luxury in our world but rather a necessity for us all.
About the Author
Piero Ferrucci, a former student of and collaborator with transpersonal psychologist Roberto Assagioli, is a staff member of the Psychosynthesis Institute of Florence, Italy, and the International Federation of Medical Psychotherapy. He is the author of The Power of Kindness, What We May Be, Inevitable Grace, and WhatOur Children Teach Us, among other titles. He lives in the Tuscan countryside with his wife and children.
"A book after my own heart!"
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"When all is said and done, it all comes down to kindness. This book says it all and should become a classic. Highly and enthusiastically recommended to all."
—Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
"If ever there was a time in the world that we could use this book, it is now."
—Cliff Johnson, Science of Mind magazine
"Lovely... There is much to be learned and valued in its pages."
—Kathryn L. Norsworthy, PsychCRITIQUES: American Psychological Asdsociation Review of Books