Marc Lesser presents Know Yourself, Forget Yourself: Five Truths That Will Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Everyday Life ($14.95 ). We all yearn for clear-cut answers to life’s problems. Yet we rarely get them. And when we do, we often receive results we didn’t expect. Formulas fail and contradictions mount. In Know Yourself, Forget Yourself, executive coach and Zen teacher Marc Lesser shows that understanding and embracing the points where our life feels most confusing, most contradictory, can lead us to more satisfaction and joy.
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. His website is www.zbaassociates.com.
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.