Eat Mangoes Naked: Finding Pleasure Everywhere and Dancing with the Pits!

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This book is your traveling pleasure companion. I want to remind you to seek out pleasure and lightly scoop it up!
It is also a guide to finding pleasure in all of the difficult places: during illness, at the periodontist, facing our aging and mortality...
I share my explorations into pleasure, and the places I get lost.
Let's magnify our pleasures together, no matter what ...

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Overview

This book is your traveling pleasure companion. I want to remind you to seek out pleasure and lightly scoop it up!
It is also a guide to finding pleasure in all of the difficult places: during illness, at the periodontist, facing our aging and mortality...
I share my explorations into pleasure, and the places I get lost.
Let's magnify our pleasures together, no matter what else is happening in our lives.

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Too often, claims the irrepressible and bestselling author SARK, we get caught up in duty and miss out on the sticky-dumb pleasures of life. “I frequently forget about pleasure,” SARK herself admits. Still, she knows we can all do better: “We can dance through our lives and still be ‘responsible.’ We can dive deeply into our challenges and still chortle with glee. Let’s chortle more!” With this bright, whimsical handbook, SARK guides us through life’s changes and points out simple thrills along the way.

SARK’s guidebooks -- like Living Juicy, Succulent Wild Woman, or Transformation Soup -- have all inspired us to unclench our muscles and our eyes, realizing our limitless potential. In each, she has helped us to enjoy our selves by writing with honesty and simplicity about her struggles to enjoy her self.

In this book, SARK uses the same vulnerable, personal perspective to help us enjoy and celebrate our lives. She offers us hints for holding on to joy and explores with us the possibilities for pleasure, all in her inimitable style. It reads like a passionate, sweet letter from your best friend: With pictures, workbook sections, and genuinely thoughtful stories, Eat Mangoes Naked guides us to recognize pleasure and to treasure our lives. “I invite you into expanded pleasure and the true joy in all that it is to be human,” urges SARK. “I will share my process, lessons, failings, discoveries and blessings with you. Let’s proceed into pleasure!” (Jesse Gale)

From the Publisher
Rob Brezsny author of The Televisionary Oracle I declare SARK Supreme Master Doctor of Nourishing Bliss.

Lou Paget author of How to Be a Great Lover Anyone who wants pleasure in their heart and soul, will cherish SARK's guided journey.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With her distinctive mix of brightly colored jacket art and handwritten text, SARK offers another fanciful yet thoughtful guide to life. Heavier on the whimsy than her last book, Transformation Soup, which focused on healing, this one exudes her characteristic outlook on life's continuous difficulty and people's "splendid imperfections." Retaining a light, positive and humorous tone, even when she discusses death, SARK advocates finding pleasure in every situation, while admitting that, as for many people, "the struggle still feels more comfortable to me than the pleasure." In the spirit of teaching what she most needs to learn, she reminds readers that "our spirits are in need of pleasure, like our bodies need vitamins, or oxygen, or water." Based on this ethic of joy, SARK demonstrates what might be gained from painful experiences, other people, mistakes, change, nature, ordinary things around the house and imaginary or vicarious adventures. She uses anecdotes from her own and others' lives to illustrate how "pleasure responds to invitation," showing up when and where we may least expect it, if we are open to receiving it. As always, SARK's simple artwork and scribbled text make readers feel like they've received a secret note from their best friend in the middle of a tedious class. Agents, Debra Goldstein and Mary Ann Naples, Creative Culture. (May 2) Forecast: The peerless author of 10 books, including Succulent Wild Woman and Living Juicy, has attracted a devoted following and licensed an impressive array of tie-in posters, stationery, calendars and totebags available online and in bookstores. Like her previous books, this one will win robust sales and enthusiastic fans with the help of a 14-city tour on which she will conduct mini-workshops in bookstores and related venues. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684859774
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 5/2/2001
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 224,911
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is an author/artist and acclaimed teacher on the subject of creativity. She was featured on the PBS series Women of Wisdom and Power. She is a recovering procrastinator and perfectionist who practices what she teaches and lives in a Magic Cottage in San Francisco with her "fur husband" cat, Jupiter. You can visit her website at PlanetSark.com.

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Introduction

This book is a traveling pleasure companion, and a reminder to seek out pleasure and lightly scoop it up!

It is also a guide to finding pleasure in all of the difficult places: during illness, at the periodontist, facing our aging and mortality, and all the challenges of being human.

Pleasure and joy live in all of the corners and crevices too, not just bright sunlight. We must learn to cultivate pleasure and invite it into all the places in our lives, no matter what else is happening.

It is our birthright to enjoy ourselves and find all the pleasure in our lives. Pleasure loves company and delights in being discovered.

I frequently forget about pleasure. It is easy to become consumed by WORK and by DOING...

Where's the pleasure?

Pleasure can be so elusive, momentary, and serendipitous. We can chase it away by trying to plan it, grab it, clutch it or orchestrate it.

We can dance through our lives and still be "responsible."

We can dive deeply into our challenges, and still chortle with glee.

Let's chortle more!

Let's loosen our clothes, and practice illuminated decadence and conscious luxury.

Let's live more in pleasure and bring pleasure to others. Pleasure can escort us safely through very difficult times and give our spirits a place to replenish.

Pleasure and joy invite our best selves out to play and quiet our critical voices. They give us a much-needed place to creatively refill.

Then we can truly help others

Pleasure definitely multiplies as we share it.

This book is:

A leaping treasure trove of pleasures

An exuberant burst of good energy

A companion for very dark days

A guide to giving and receiving pleasure, permission for pleasure, vicarious pleasures, joy in the midst of pain, pleasure mentors and lots of way to activate:

More pleasure and joy in your life and others' lives.

Let's truly treasure our days and nights, moving through light and dark, sitting with our pain and fear, and welcoming our joy.

We so often try to present our ideal or best selves to the world. Let me invite you into the pleasure of sharing your fragile, wrinkled, dented tiniest self!

I assure you, it's what people find most endearing about you!

I invite you

into

expanded pleasure

and

true joy in all that it is to be human...especially the unacknowledged parts.

Pleasure no matter what else is happening.

I will share my process, lessons, failings, discoveries and blessings with you.

Let's proceed into pleasure...

note: there is a lot of pleasure in eating mangoes naked or...just thinking about it!

Copyright © 2001 by Sark

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Introduction

Introduction

This book is a traveling pleasure companion, and a reminder to seek out pleasure and lightly scoop it up!

It is also a guide to finding pleasure in all of the difficult places: during illness, at the periodontist, facing our aging and mortality, and all the challenges of being human.

Pleasure and joy live in all of the corners and crevices too, not just bright sunlight. We must learn to cultivate pleasure and invite it into all the places in our lives, no matter what else is happening.

It is our birthright to enjoy ourselves and find all the pleasure in our lives. Pleasure loves company and delights in being discovered.

I frequently forget about pleasure. It is easy to become consumed by WORK and by DOING...

Where's the pleasure?

Pleasure can be so elusive, momentary, and serendipitous. We can chase it away by trying to plan it, grab it, clutch it or orchestrate it.

We can dance through our lives and still be "responsible."

We can dive deeply into our challenges, and still chortle with glee.

Let's chortle more!

Let's loosen our clothes, and practice illuminated decadence and conscious luxury.

Let's live more in pleasure and bring pleasure to others. Pleasure can escort us safely through very difficult times and give our spirits a place to replenish.

Pleasure and joy invite our best selves out to play and quiet our critical voices. They give us a much-needed place to creatively refill.

Then we can truly help others

Pleasure definitely multiplies as we share it.

This book is:

A leaping treasure trove of pleasures

An exuberant burst of good energy

A companion for very dark days

A guide to giving and receiving pleasure, permission for pleasure, vicarious pleasures, joy in the midst of pain, pleasure mentors and lots of way to activate:

More pleasure and joy in your life and others' lives.

Let's truly treasure our days and nights, moving through light and dark, sitting with our pain and fear, and welcoming our joy.

We so often try to present our ideal or best selves to the world. Let me invite you into the pleasure of sharing your fragile, wrinkled, dented tiniest self!

I assure you, it's what people find most endearing about you!

I invite you

into

expanded pleasure

and

true joy in all that it is to be human...especially the unacknowledged parts.

Pleasure no matter what else is happening.

I will share my process, lessons, failings, discoveries and blessings with you.

Let's proceed into pleasure...

note: there is a lot of pleasure in eating mangoes naked or...just thinking about it!

Copyright © 2001 by Sark

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Inspirational and Enjoyable

    Ideas to keep one inspired and busy without a dull moment in life.
    Makes a great gift for girl friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2001

    Pleasurable is all I can say!!!

    I started reading Sark about a year ago, my first book was 'Succulent Wild Women' I have been hooked ever since. I am now starting to collect all of Sark's books. I truly enjoyed this book, I found myself today in the elevator on my way to work handing out brightly colored sticky notes. Some said Have a nice day, other just simply said you are special. It was really neat to see peoples faces, one lady looked at me like I was crazy...Read the book and you will understand, you will find pleasure in everything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2001

    Sark does it again!

    Being an owner of every Sark book, I wondered, 'What could she possible do THIS time?' I realize that Sark's gift to the world is HER and it simply doesn't matter WHAT the theme. Spend just five minutes with her book and you'll find the corners of your mouth turning up, your heart lightening and your perspective refreshed. A Sark book is simply one worthwhile way to spend $15 and a few hours... and come back for more. I intend to keep it on the coffee table for quick, positive dips. The world is a better place because of Sark and her campers!

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