Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us. In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition-meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings-to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves. In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.
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"In an intelligent and sincere tone, Edoardo Ballerini narrates timely and insightful words on the art of conversation. Setting a pace that is sometimes thoughtful, sometimes passionate, Ballerini woos the listener into discovering why good conversation is disappearing in contemporary life and how to develop relationships with those we care about. Conversation with people whose opinions differ from ours is especially valuable. Because interactions on social media are instant and possibly reactionary, the author encourages people to slow down and reap the rewards of interacting in deeper, more meaningful ways. This book is infused with a high level of persuasion, and the audio version expertly enhances the author's words. L.M.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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