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Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times

By Kate Davies, M.A., D. Phil.

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (May 1, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $18.99 $13.99


Climate disruption. Growing social inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, maintaining hope for the future is a monumental task.

Intrinsic Hope offers a powerful antidote to these feelings. It shows how conventional ideas of hope are rooted in the belief that life will conform to our wishes and how this leads to disappointment, despair, and a dismal view of the future. As an alternative, it offers “intrinsic hope,” a powerful, liberating, and positive approach to life based on having a deep trust in whatever happens. The author, a hopeful survivor, shows how to cultivate intrinsic hope through practical tips and six mindful habits for living a positive, courageous life in these troubled times.

Whether working directly on ecological or social issues or worried about children and grandchildren, this book is for everyone concerned about the future and looking for a deeper source of hope for a better world.