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By Margaret J. Wheatley

a call for participation TO WARRIORSHIP

I wrote this publication for you in the event you supply your paintings as a contribution to others, no matter what your paintings could be, and if now you end up feeling exhausted, beaten, and occasionally despairing whilst you ironically adventure moments of pleasure, belonging, and larger get to the bottom of to do your work.

This publication describes how we will be able to do our sturdy work with commitment, power, self-discipline, and pleasure via consciously picking a brand new function for ourselves, that of warriors for the human spirit.

This publication includes maps of ways we ended up in a global not anyone wants—overtaken by means of greed, self-interest, and oppressive power—the very contrary of what we labored so not easy to create. those maps glance deeply into the darkness of this time in order that we will be able to improve the perception we have to give a contribution in significant ways.

This e-book presents maps for the future, how we will rework our grief, outrage, and frustration into the abilities of perception and compassion to serve this darkish time with bravery, decency, and gentleness.

As warriors for the human spirit, we find our correct work, paintings that we all know is ours to do it doesn't matter what. We have interaction wholeheartedly, embrace values we cherish, allow pass of results, and punctiliously attend to relationships. We serve these concerns and other people we care approximately, centred now not a lot on creating a distinction as on being a difference.

Winner of the 2013 Nautilus Silver Award within the type of internal Prosperity/Right Livelihood.

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