The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life [NOOK Book]

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"A book after my own heart!"—His Holiness The Dalai Lama



The Power of Kindness is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many...
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The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life

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Overview

"A book after my own heart!"—His Holiness The Dalai Lama



The Power of Kindness is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.



Piero Ferrucci warns against the dangers of "global cooling." As the pace of living grows faster and the impact of new technologies more insistent, communications become hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit overrides the heart. Warmth and genuine presence fade.



In eighteen interlocking chapters, Dr. Ferrucci reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowly but steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism- and toward love. Writing with a rare combination of sensitivity and intellectual depth, Dr. Ferrucci shows that, ultimately, kindness is not a luxury in our world but rather a necessity for us all.


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"A book after my own heart!"
—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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101216026
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/4/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 362,726
  • File size: 265 KB

Meet the Author



Piero Ferrucci, a former student of and collaborator with transpersonal psychologist Roberto Assagioli, is a staff member of the Psychosynthesis Institute of Florence, Italy, and the International Federation of Medical Psychotherapy. He is the author of What We May Be, Inevitable Grace, What Our Children Teach Us and Your Inner Will (2014), among other titles. He lives in the Tuscan countryside with his wife and children.



Piero Ferrucci, a former student of and collaborator with transpersonal psychologist Roberto Assagioli, is a staff member of the Psychosynthesis Institute of Florence, Italy, and the International Federation of Medical Psychotherapy. He is the author of What We May Be, Inevitable Grace, What Our Children Teach Us and Your Inner Will (2014), among other titles. He lives in the Tuscan countryside with his wife and children.


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Table of Contents


Preface$dHis Holinsss the Dalai Lama     ix
Introduction     1
Honesty     15
Warmth     27
Forgiveness     39
Contact     53
Sense of Belonging     67
Trust     80
Mindfulness     93
Empathy     107
Humility     122
Patience     134
Generosity     147
Respect     161
Flexibility     179
Memory     194
Loyalty     209
Gratitude     224
Service     236
Joy     253
Conclusion     265
References     275
Acknowledgments     289
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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    As a High School Principal this book has been one of my favorites. Before a recent retreat with 8 of our senior leaders I gave each of them a copy and assigned them each a different chapter. The first night of the retreat we spent over 3 hours around a fire pit discussing how their chapter could help them become better people, thus better leaders. It was an incredible expereience for us all. I think that this book is one of those rare "must reads."
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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    The Power if Kindness

    Piero Feruccci speaks to your heart,not your head.Every mortal being should read this book.

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