Consciousness in Action, by Andrew Beath
THE JOURNAL OF THE MINDSHIFT INSTITUTE
Andrew Beath weaves his considerable wisdom throughout this important
book in juxtaposition to interviews, poetry, and the narratives
of life experiences of carefully selected activists and thinkers.
The activists are progressive leaders whose lives show that courageous
choices come from the heart in service to life. This book can be
read and referred back to again and again because of its clear organization.
Readers will want to return to its wealth of knowledge and also
to the important quotes that the author has selected to support
and inspire social change.
Andrew Beath guides the reader to a broader awareness of our worldview,
and its consequences, through his profound insights. His focus on
seven vital attributes of consciousness will help readers on their
own journey to make whatever contribution they can toward the creation
of a peaceful, sustainable and habitable Earth. He points out the
crucial importance of personal transformation, joy and Eros (a quality
of loving connection that is inherent in all beings) for anyone
taking action to improve our situation on our planet. He does not
avoid the pain and despair we feel about the destruction of Earth
and shares his experiences, along with those of others, on how to
cope and remain whole.
The author believes in "natural harmony," which he defines
as "a healthy human-god-nature relationship," saying that
connection and interdependence is its essence. This is an important
book to help us to wake up from a society-induced trance where we
turn away, out of fear and hopelessness, when we can make a difference
through the power of beauty, love and courage in a violent time.
Copyright ©2005 Trish Corbett. All rights reserved.