Blessed Unrest has ratings and reviews. Robert said: Paul Hawken’s new book, entitled Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Cam . “Blessed Unrest” is about a movement that no one has noticed, not even the people involved. “The movement,” as Paul Hawken calls it. The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade.
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My two biggest complaints: Power destruction and unaccountability.
By definition, evolution produces creatures and systems that have the greatest ability to persist over time, and resilience allows an organism to withstand the greatest ujrest of disturbances. Many books describe the world in ways that break our hearts. It is not meant to be a public currency. I pau believe there are over one — and maybe even two — million organizations working toward ecological sustainability and social justice.
Or let me put the question’ another way: Apr 01, Pages.
The world is busy saving itself. They urged their followers to change how they behaved in the world. My enjoyment in reading this is only matched by my nervousness that is feeding every prejudice I have and strengthening them without challenging them.
It matters not how these six and other leaders will be seen in the future; for now, they are teachers who try or have tried to address the suffering they witness on earth. This is thanks to people like Paul Hawken and organizations like A Rocha that are devoted to educating the likes of me and doing their part to extend this vital world-wide movement of Blessed Unrest. The book went far beyond that, however, and fulfilled promises I didn’t realize it had made.
This makes the book infinitely more readable than another book that makes a similar argument in incomprehensible poetic prose, Multitude: He seems to think that Christianity is purely a belief rather than a call to action with the action being to love others as you love yourself. People are working at cross-purposes, or for selfish purposes, or for altruistic purposes, but it’s basically a big mess.
Paul Hawken, Blessed Unrest: A Critique
It has been said that we cannot save our planet unless humankind undergoes a widespread spiritual and religious awakening. I know that Christians have committed great atrocities throughout history, but if they have done it in the name o I don’t know why it took me so long to read this one.
When a government, corporation, financial institution, or religious organization insulates itself, its initiatives, however well intended, create uncontrolled outcomes and second-order effects that generate newer problems. Within this vast tableau, the book tells the dramatic story of people rising to resist – a global coming together mobilized to change the world and save it.
My question is whether the underlying values of the movement are beginning to permeate global society. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 28, Julie rated it it was ok Shelves: Sometimes the present is as obscure as the future.
In this chronicle of the groundswell with no name, we have found our Tocqueville, our Twain, and our Sinclair. The book begins by chronicling the rapid rise of the NGO, both in sheer numbers and in political power. I suspect they’ll think it says more about Hawken and his movement than about our world.
Now, finally, Hawken has put his arguments into print, in a book called Blessed Unrest: Hawken sees diversity as one of the strengths of “the movement”. The arthritic catechisms and rituals that we now accept as religion had no place in the precepts of these sages, prophets, and mystics.
Every compassion-driven soul who reads it will be stunned by the scope and power of the movement we’ve inadvertently formed. I had heard that this book was dense and I found it to be less dense than I was anticipating. Sep 04, Ellen Johnson rated it liked it Shelves: I tried telling that to Paul Hawken 25 years ago.
Energy hawksn can be reduced 80 percent in developed countries within thirty years with an improvement in the quality of life, and the remaining 20 percent can be replaced by renewable sources.
Preview — Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken. Passages like these run rampant through the text: The book is notoriously short on policy solutions.
Not at all what I expected from such an inspiring public speaker. Feb 12, Bblessed rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fundamentally, it is a description of humanity’s collective genius, and the unstoppable movement to reimagine our relationship to the environment and one another. I have been ignorant of many of these economic and environmental injustices and so am grateful that my eyes are being opened, however slowly.
In personal life, I have managed to love. It is flagrant in the epigraph from which the Blessed Unrest blesswd is taken: Clay feet march in all protests. Paul Hawken, without a trace of self-importance, impales a very dark room on the beam of a very bright light here. Scientists tell us of unrst litany of ecological disasters—climate change, toxic pollution, species extinction, marine depletion, deforestation—the depressing list can paralyze one with hopelessness and despair.
Paul Hawken states eloquently all that I believe so passionately to be true – that there is inherent goodness at the heart of our humanity, that collectively we can – and are – changing the world. To view it, click here.