Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

by Rosamund Stone Zander


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"Rosamund Zander is a miracle. Her generous voice will resonate with you, change you and help you create work that matters." —Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception

The bestselling author of The Art of Possibility returns with a new vision for achieving true human fulfillment that's sure to appeal to fans of Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic

As children, we develop stories about how the world works, most of which get improved upon and amended over time. But some do not, even as we mature in other ways.  Opinionated, self-centered and fear-driven, these “child stories” are the source of the behavioral and emotional patterns that hold us back. When we learn to identify and rewrite these stories, limitless growth becomes possible.
In her groundbreaking and inspiring new book, Rosamund Stone Zander shows us that life is a story we tell ourselves, and that we have the power to change that story. She illuminates how breaking old patterns and telling a new story can transform not just our own lives, but also our relationships with others—whether in a marriage, a classroom, or a business. Finally, she demonstrates how, with this new understanding of ourselves and our place within an interconnected world, we can take powerful action in the collective interest, and gain a sense of deep connection to the universe.
Pathways to Possibility expands our notions of how much we can grow and change, whether we can affect others or the world at large, and how much freedom and joy we can experience. Stimulating and profound, it is the perfect companion to her beloved first book, The Art of Possibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143110545
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 560,505
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

ROSAMUND STONE ZANDER is the author, with Benjamin Zander, of The Art of Possibility. Trained as a family systems therapist, she coaches organizations from the inside out. Ms. Zander has brought wisdom, humor, and enlightenment to people in a wide variety of settings, from school systems, hospitals, and corporations to the World Economic Forum.

Table of Contents

Introduction xv

Part I The All of You, in Stories

Chapter 1 Voices, Ages, and Parts 3

Chapter 2 Alan's World 8

Chapter 3 Coming Apart 17

Chapter 4 Adding a Part 22

Chapter 5 Change 27

Chapter 6 Running on Empty 33

Chapter 7 The Tangle of Love 47

Chapter 8 Rewriting the Story 55

Chapter 9 Upgrading Stories from Child to Adult 63

Part II You on Behalf of Others

Chapter 10 Walking Stories 79

Chapter 11 Advice 87

Chapter 12 The Power of One 91

Chapter 13 Can We Change People? Yes, We Can 97

Chapter 14 Grow Forever 101

Chapter 15 Resonance 108

Chapter 16 Things May Not Be as They Appear 112

Chapter 17 A City at a Crossroads 116

Chapter 18 A Feel for the Times 119

Chapter 19 Farm Animal Utopia 124

Chapter 20 Puebla and Beyond 129

Part III You in Partnership

Chapter 21 Expanding the Frame 139

Chapter 22 Getting in Tune 151

Chapter 23 Extreme Participation 158

Chapter 24 Global Partners 166

Chapter 25 Renewal 180

Chapter 26 The Territory Beyond 189

Part IV A Pack of Games

Game Number 1 There Is All the Time in the World 207

Game Number 2 Walk with Spirit and Love 212

Game Number 3 See What You've Never Seen Before 219

Game Number 4 Let Go 224

Game Number 5 Get in Tune 232

Epilogue 242

Acknowledgments 245

Recommended Reading 247

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