Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: The Paradoxical Path to Increasing Effectiveness, Awakening Joy, and Discovering Your Life's Pur (Paperback)

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Our brains seek order and resist the unexpected, inconsistent, and counterintuitive. But life is more often paradoxical than predictable — which is why formulas for fulfillment and success often fail. Instead of fighting the tide of contradiction and confusion, Lesser teaches simple tools and practices for understanding, and even embracing, them. Readers learn to master five core competencies, including the title’s Know Yourself, Forget Yourself; Fight for Change, Accept What Is; and Embrace Emotion, Embody Equanimity. The result is balance, a version of Buddhism’s “middle way,” which prompts understanding of what is required in any given moment and actions that skillfully “dance” with paradox in enriching and joyful ways. Bolstered by the latest in neuroscience, this guide is nuanced and direct, profound and practical.

About the Author


Marc Lesser, the CEO and cofounder of the nonprofit Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, lived at the San Francisco Zen Center for ten years and is the former director of the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He lives in Mill Valley, CA.

Praise for Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: The Paradoxical Path to Increasing Effectiveness, Awakening Joy, and Discovering Your Life's Pur…


Praise for the author’s Less:
“Loaded with practical, applicable insights and suggestions to simplify work and daily existence.”
Peter Coyote, actor and author


Praise for the author’s Less:
“Loaded with practical, applicable insights and suggestions to simplify work and daily existence.” — Peter Coyote, actor and author

Product Details ISBN-10: 1608680819
ISBN-13: 9781608680818
Published: New World Library, 02/01/2013
Pages: 256
Language: English


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