Freedom Is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World

Freedom Is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World

by Zainab Salbi

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Overview

From national bestselling author and humanitarian Zainab Salbi, a powerful look at what happens when we heal our shadows and align with our core values.

"May this book help create bridges to a much bigger and kinder world." —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road and Revolution from Within

"If you want to know what true self-power is, then read this book. It will open your inner eye to the beauty of your own being." —Deepak Chopra, MD, author of The Healing Self and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

How can we transform our collective fear and the deep divisions between us into meaningful change? In Freedom Is an Inside Job, bestselling author, humanitarian, and TV personality Zainab Salbi shares that to transform our outer world, we must turn towards our inner world.

After years of working as a successful CEO and change-maker, Salbi realized that if she wanted to confront and heal the shadows of the world, she needed to face her own shadows first. Holding nothing back, Salbi shares pivotal moments from her personal life alongside poignant and fascinating stories from her encounters around the world. Through her stories, we learn that if we want to create real change, we need to heal the inconsistencies within our own values, actions, and goals.

As Salbi explores her own riveting journey to wholeness, readers learn how embarking on such a journey enables each of us to create the world we want to live in. "So long as we are conflicted within, we will continue to have conflict without," writes Salbi. "If we want to change the world, we need to begin with ourselves. This is the path to freedom."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683641773
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 557,278
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Zainab Salbi
Zainab Salbi is a humanitarian, author, and media personality who has dedicated herself to women’s rights and freedom. Salbi is the founder and former CEO of Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to helping women survivors of wars rebuild their lives financially and emotionally. Salbi is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam. She’s been featured in People magazine’s "25 Women Changing The World," Foreign Policy magazine’s "100 Leading Global Thinkers," and Fast Company’s "The Most Creative People in Business." Salbi is the host of The Nida Show for Arab and Muslim women, The Zainab Salbi Project original series with HuffPost, and #MeToo, Now What? on PBS.

Table of Contents

The Girl Who Sings ix

Introduction 1

1 Telling Our Stories 7

2 Living in Truth 23

3 Owning Our Success 43

4 Making Amends 63

5 Going Into Our Darkness 81

6 Forgiving Ourselves First 105

7 Surrendering Control 123

8 Freedom Is an Inside Job 139

Epilogue: A Call for the New Human Being 153

Questions for Reflection 157

Acknowledgments 163

About the Author 167

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