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The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life Paperback – October 4, 2007
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—His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"When all is said and done, it all comes down to kindness. This book says it all and should become a classic. Highly and enthusiastically recommended to all."
—Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
"If ever there was a time in the world that we could use this book, it is now."
—Cliff Johnson, Science of Mind magazine
"Lovely... There is much to be learned and valued in its pages."
—Kathryn L. Norsworthy, PsychCRITIQUES: American Psychological Asdsociation Review of Books
Top Customer Reviews
For me, this book came into my life at just the right time and the right place. It is not a book that just tells you what you already know i.e. that kindness is a good thing and can be fun. However it does remind you of what you already know, but it is written in a way that you feel you are with the author in person and engaged in a deeply meaningful and heart-warming conversation. The feeling is one of peace and a sense of naturalness that "of course this way is so obvious" - no effort, no pushing anything, but just allowing what is within us all to gently emerge from under the layers of life that strangle us all.
If I am not explaining myself well, ignore the above and just go and buy the book - it's wonderful and a "must read."
I am a student in counseling field and always interested in positive psychology. I think this book is a great combination of traditional psychology, positive psychology and spirituality, which all makes sense in itself. As you can see from the reference list he has at the end of the book, all chapters are drawn from recently clinical research as well as the abundance of his life experience.
It's very easy to read as he puts stories in each chapter. It's rich in teaching, experience and inspiration.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gained so much insight into how my words and actions affect those around me, both in the home, and in the workplace. Aren't we all wanting a kinder world? Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jane
I received the book with bad quality. The side of the book are not aligned. They even didn't cut the page.Published 1 month ago by Dingdddd
This is an amazing book. Having now read it cover to cover within a couple days I've started again from the beginning to take it all in slowly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is quite possibly the best book ever written, next to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or The Little Prince.
It was adorably be cut and bound as well.
Simply a powerful, must read book. It captures so much of the great wisdom required for a peaceful life. I could not put it down and I highlighted key points throughout.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer