WHEN YOU'RE FALLING, DIVE Mark Matousek
Do survivors of life ªÆs greatest trials possess a secret knowledge' Why do some people blossom through adversity while others fall apart' What mysterious power gets us back on our feet after we ªÆve been knocked down' In When You ªÆre Falling, Dive, Mark Matousek examines the remarkable phenomenon of viriditas, the power of drawing passion, beauty and wisdom from the unlikeliest places. Seeking advice from philosophical experts such as Eckhart Tolle, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Sogyal Rinpoche, and well-known survivors, he considers the paradoxical question of how disaster can be used to awake and transform us. Matousek sifts through extraordinary testimonials - as well as recent breakthroughs in neuroscience - to demonstrate that we are, in fact, hard wired to evolve and adapt when faced with the impossible.
320pp, 136mm x 215mm, softback, 2009