Blessed Unrest has ratings and reviews. Robert said: Paul Hawken’s new book, entitled Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Cam . “Blessed Unrest” is about a movement that no one has noticed, not even the people involved. “The movement,” as Paul Hawken calls it. The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade.

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Excellent – opened my eyes to the ways of the world and the need to be part of those who do the right things and not just those who do things right. If I bawken convince everyone to hhawken this book, I would.

So let’s ask ourselves this question: In the broad sweep of a history of diffuse and seemingly unconnected events and people, he has found emergent pattern. Unlike the massive failing of the Axial Age, it sees the feminine as sacred and holy, and it recognizes the wisdom of indigenous peoples all over the world, from Africa to Nunavut.

Every compassion-driven soul who reads it will be stunned by the scope and unerst of the movement we’ve inadvertently formed. Ideologies exclude openness, diversity, resiliency, and multiplicity, the very qualities that nourish life in any system, be it ecosystem, immune system, or social system. But the philosophy and spirituality of these centuries constituted a movement nevertheless, a movement we can recognize in hindsight.


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Definitely thought provoking in the light of the Women’s March this week. Here is the gist of it: Stay in Touch Sign up. Never do to anyone what you would not have done to yourself. Although this book does cite many such horrors and injustices, Hawken is primarily optimistic.

At the same time, we blessde build a movement without extending respect and dignity to all. It is a field guide for all that is possible.

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming

Barnes and Noble S. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I really needed to read this book!

Biological agriculture can increase yields and reduce petroleum-based pollution into soil and water. What people want in their place is universal: I once watched a large demonstration while waiting to meet a friend. Blessex world is busy saving itself. A culmination of Hawken’s many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire and delight any and all who despair of the world’s fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself.

There are plenty of accessible intros: The bits about the civil rights movement were interesting though.

I appreciate Hawken’s position that “the movement” is more than just environmentalism, more than just social justice, more than just the rights of indigenous people to live and thrive — but all of these, together. I like that it puts things in historical perspective so we can see the horrific things humans have done to each other and the earth and see what progress has been made.


Hawken was then, as now, a consultant and writer on sustainable business practices. Must I perform this circus act with my review?

Blessed Unrest

What if there is already in place a large-scale spiritual awakening and we are simply not recognizing it? The Abyss of Non-ideology The purpose of this book is to inspire beginners to environmentalism and social justice, so we should expect incomplete ideas and stress the direction.

You will put down this book with a sense of awe, as well as optimism, realizing that although natural systems seem ubrest be in a state of decay, the cure is arising from within, and we are it.

It is flagrant in the epigraph from which the Blessed Unrest title is taken: Feb 08, Kate rated it it was amazing.