The Tao of Abundance: Eight Ancient Principles for Abundant Living

The Tao of Abundance: Eight Ancient Principles for Abundant Living

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by Laurence G. Boldt
     
 

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Through his intelligent, appealing integration of Eastern philosophy and practical advice, Laurence G. Boldt has helped thousands of readers find personal satisfaction in their work and personal lives. Now he applies these principles to the subject of abundance: How do we achieve material wealth without sacrificing our souls? In The Tao of

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Through his intelligent, appealing integration of Eastern philosophy and practical advice, Laurence G. Boldt has helped thousands of readers find personal satisfaction in their work and personal lives. Now he applies these principles to the subject of abundance: How do we achieve material wealth without sacrificing our souls? In The Tao of Abundance, Boldt applies ancient wisdom to modern times, presenting eight guiding principles from Taoist philosophy geared to help readers make practical life changes that will bring them a truer and deeper sense of abundance. Boldt encourages readers to strike a balance between material and spiritual wealth—not to favor one over the other—and argues that increased material wealth comes as a natural byproduct of psychological fulfillment. With exercises designed to help readers find their own balance between societal demands and their own deepest desires, this helpful, inspiring book offers the chance to experience a new feeling of abundance in all aspects of life.

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"The art of abundance is not the art of making money, but the art of knowing how to live." Drawing heavily on Taoist concepts of work, creativity and love, Boldt (Zen and the Art of Making a Living, etc.) offers a systematic program for achieving well-being. Asserting that the Western emphasis on subduing nature and our relentless consumer culture offset the perception of "abundance," he suggests that feelings of prosperity and contentment can flourish independently of actual material wealth. He offers the Taoist pursuit of harmony, leisure and beauty in simple things as a means to help readers appreciate the world's inherent pleasures and to create a sense of fulfillment. According to Boldt, everyone can live abundantly by identifying their true sources of happiness, by following the path of least resistance and by redirecting energy that is unnecessarily tied up in the daily struggle to survive in our culture. Each chapter contains short sections focusing on specific Taoist concepts and showing how readers can apply them to their lives, as well as inspiring quotes from Eastern and Western thinkers. Boldt also provides a workbook section to help readers examine their ideas about money, careers, relationships, time and more. Those looking for a way to sidestep the endless cycle of getting and spending will welcome Boldt's practical, humanist approach to change. (Nov.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140196061
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Compass Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
602,339
Product dimensions:
7.53(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Laurence G. Boldt is a writer, career consultant, and lifetime student of Eastern philosophies, with more than a decade of experience helping people shape their dreams into practical realities. He is the bestselling author of Zen and the Art of Making a Living, How to Find the Work You Love, and Zen Soup. He lives in Santa Barbara, California..

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The Tao of Abundance: Eight Ancient Principles for Abundant Living 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very well-written and goes into great depths about all things Tao. It made me look at my world in a whole new way and I will be reading it again.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
At first glance, readers may be misguided by the title of this book. But if they bother to skim through the pages, they will realize that this book is about more than the 'Way' of abundance, but more clearly a 'way' of life. It beautifully ties in Taoist principles, in a way that westerners can understand and appreciate. There just aren't enough words to describe how wonderful this book is for anyone who is in search of broadening their perspective on life. Beautiful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book! Great quotations! This book flows...speaks truths that need to be heard, and steers clear of advocating religion and instead shows the sound psychology and poetry and soulfulness of practical abundant Tao thoughts and words. This book will help you flow abundantly!