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Three and a half stars While a lot of the assertions about dharma weren t new to me I loved her incorporation of systems theory and deep ecology with dharma She wrote about very complex issues in a simple easy to understand way that I really appreciated This is also a reat read for anyone suffering from burnout from confronting again and again just how dour a state the world is in right now Learning to accept one s despair and feel compassion for the world and the self as it is is a seriously powerful teaching i want to thank Goodreaders for their opinions you ARE this reviewWorld as lover world as self readers responses to Joanna Macy s words This is a collation of and Goodreads readers responses to Joanna Macy s book World as love world as self up to Oct 13 My voice in italics structures and adds comments Joanna s voice is mostly indirect seen through the mirror of her readers readers identified by initials The average reader ratings of Joanna Macy s book were sky high for both Goodreaders n126 435 of 5 and rankers n11 50 of 5 Joanna Macy s work brings my mind spirit and action home She writes The one uestion threading through my life here on this beautiful Earth is about how to be fully present to my world on this beautiful Earth is about how to be fully present to my world enough to rejoice and be useful while we as a species are progressively destroying it This book is my attempt to answer this preoccupation as well as insight into the relief and Double Deception (Code Name: Danger guidance I have found in the teachings of the Buddha Intro p 11 Her words invite us to learn our world anew to notice to feel deeply to change and to act Learning from Joanna Macy s words I can t even begin to put into words how important this book is It focuses on our interconnectedness with the natural world the psychology behind our apparent disconnect and how to begin to change it to come back to our rightful place in nature If you want to heal your relationship with the planet this is a must read MK uniuely large scale meditation on social justice and ecology At the same time it promotes philosophical approaches to despair shares heartening poems anduides readers through meditation exercises JU Macy merges Deep Ecology Buddhism and systems theory to address the many environmental crises we face NM The book s title suggests that people tend to view the world in one of at least four ways as battlefield as trap in which the world is viewed as a tempter ensnaring us in its web and that our job is to transcend this existence to free ourselves from it TOD as lover or as self RG Her foundation is firmly in Buddhist thinking and practice and she spends the first half of the book iving us a compelling history of Buddhist thought and its place among other religious and spiritual traditions KC The parts of this book that deal with Dependent or Interdependent Co Arising The Co Arising the of Buddhism and the parallels between Buddhism and Systems Theory are very ood CHA She teaches a challenging philosophy There s a lot of fairly technical stuff about early Buddhist doctrine which I probably didn t understand at all SAR Mutual causality Part Two discusses the contemporary relevance of classic Buddhist teachings especially the concept of mutual causality RG Joanna speaks of deceptively simple dependent co arisingmutual causality things do not produce each other or make each other happen as in linear causality They help each other happen by providing occasion or locus or context and in so doing they in turn are affected p 33 Gaia is a self regulating world I loved her uoting Australian rainforest campaigner John Seed I try to remember that it s not me trying to protect the rainforest Rather I am part of the rainforest protecting itself This book connects ecological activism psychology and Buddhism together in a wonderfully encouraging way I particularly like the uided meditations that are found throughout the book especially the Meditations in Deep Time section where we reconnect with the beings of the past and the future and ultimnately with Gaia herself JGincluding Active Hope Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory Coming Back to Life and Widening Circles a Memoir move to bottom of page Noticing Engaging mind through learning demands active noticing Macy writes about the Buddhist practice of Sarvodaya which means everybody wakes up RM We say everything is interconnected but what does that mean These are the uestions I have and this is the book for them GDTimea friend in peril This. A new beginning for the environment must start with a new spiritual outlook In this book author Joanna Macy offers concrete suggestions for just that showing how each of us can change the attitudes that continue to threaten. World as Lover, World as SelfBook is mostly about future looking A new idea for me was reinhabiting time to be responsible to future enerations Joanna Macy asks us through the voices of the Haudenosaunee Iriuois Confederacy to listen to the voices 7 Georgia and the Tycoon generations back and the voices of those 7enerations forward She contrasts this view with a pervasive hurry sickness AM Capitalism can reward acting at this reckless speed Yet we truly are about to become dust and ashes Can we contribute to our world as we o Joanna s political engagement led her to say both the progressive destruction of our world and our capacity to stop that destruction can be understood as a function of our Experience Of Time P 171 of time p 171 are rounded richly by acting for the longer run rather than with a temporal horizon of the next micro trade or even profit loss oals three horizon of the next micro trade or even profit loss oals three down the road The most powerful point Joanna Macy makes is that we DON T have to feel sure of success or certain of failure to rise up and try to save the world for our Lakeside Redemption grandchildren There are nouarantees She provides stories of Tibetan monks who have rebuilt destroyed monasteries even in the face of future destruction In that same spirit cheerfully we need to rebuild our precious planet with a smile on our face no matter how unlikely the result Any effort will do there are a thousand ways to help KCWe can act with ease if only if we trust ourselves as teachers and trust our students our offspring as part of us My passing is the passing of one water drop in a river KC found Macy broadening Be Here Now This author challenges the holy In Pursuit of a Princess grail of most meditative traditions the present moment Joanna Macy is impatient with those of us who are content to feelood and be in the now The future she argues must be ever present in our minds meditations and actions Our minds must visualize future Second Time Loving generations who are depending on us to wake up in time to salvage and rejuvenate life on earth Deep Feeling Joanna has a deep love for the world the creatures and plants in the world CH Our job is to be both fully aware in fully in love Thank you Joanna Macy for this wonderfulift to all humankind TOD Joanna Macy teaches in World as Lover and in Active Hope that the road to hope and connection is through despair for the world The cause of our apathy is not indifference It stems from a fear of the despair that lurks beneath the tenor of life as usual The refusal to feel takes a heavy toll It not only impoverishes our emotional and sensory life flowers are dimmer and less fragrant our loves less ecstatic but also impedes our capacity to process and respond to information The energy expended in pushing down despair is diverted from creative uses depleting the resilience and imagination needed for fresh visions and strategies Joanna Macy pp 92 93 Despair to hope is not easy for CHA to swallow Joanna Macy s approach to the problem of radioactive waste however suffers from her own admitted fear and despair of the issue I m not eager to be critical of that fear radioactive waste is a scary ass problem however in order to see the issue clearly I think it s important for readers to be willing to do widen their perspective beyond Macy s World as Lover is a catalyst we are changed by it I read an earlier version of this book when I was nineteen sitting in a college library I remember writing the forests are my lungs outside the body and understanding a little bit and reeling For a week I staggered around like a man hit on the head with a plank GD This book will change the way you think MK I can work against depression on plank GD This book will change the way you think MK I can work against depression on individual self level AMbut that there was something else bigger Since I slowed down and immersed myself in this book I have found my own thinking to be holistic I have been mulling over the intersections of feminist anti racist anti poverty environmental and holistic health movements JU What you see teaches you can brace you and determines how you act Macy provides a road map for the rest of us so that we can see the infinite extent of our relations and develop the compassion to act wisely and not et lost in despair NM For real spirituality for a view of the self and the world both exhilarating and useful see Joanna Macy She is helping us re imagine time the world and the self GD Buddhist Environmentalist Philosopher translator of Rilke all wrapped into a book that helps you when you feel so discouraged by the state of the world AM Joanna Macy promotes the desire to hel. Our environment Using the Buddha's teachings on Paticca Samuppada which stresses the interconnectedness of all things in the world and suggests that any one action affects all things Macy describes how decades of ignoring th. P do whatever possible to help human beings survive indefinitely into the future At one time i believed salvation was my responsibility for myself to o to heaven Now I believe as the bodhisattva believes that one s task is to save everyone What are you doing for the human race Do you understand human survival itself is is to save everyone What are you doing for the human race Do you understand human survival itself is uestion CH Four readers spoke of action implications If our species and civilization are Dark Awakening going to survive we have to take a humungous leap Recycling cans and eating blueberries is notoing to be enough Al Gore Thomas Friedman Lester Brown are lined up with suggestions but where does the strength and vision necessary for transformation come For that Joanna Macy is the best uide I have found GD Macy s careful understanding of Buddhism leads beyond the self and the moment and reuires a focus on the well being of the world Come down from your ashrams rise up off your meditation cushions Well being of the world reuires political awareness and courageous activism KC I appreciate Joanna s efforts to emphasize the necessity of having a spiritual practice if one wishes to engage successfully and mindfully in social activism AL The environmental problems we re witnessing today will reuire as much spiritual transformation as economic change RMPart 2 World as Lover is crafted is a personal and beautifully written book NM The most interesting part for the non Buddhist were the essays on her experiences studying and doing community work in Tibet and Sri Lanka SAR Not an autobiography it nevertheless conveys most clearly the author s personal concerns in the fields of Buddhism deep ecology and systems philosophy Joanna says this book contains so many pieces of my life that reflect the pursuits of my heart and mind RG Two readers felt SOME DISCONNECT HER WRITING IN WORLD AS LOVER WORLD disconnect Her writing in World As Lover World Self was a little dry and mechanical for me AL This book may be a bit slow oing for those who are not particularly interested in Buddhist thinking but the second half is astounding motivating comforting fresh and even exhilarating KC World as Lover embraces life changes that readers had already made I feel Family Men grateful when my experience is outlined byWorld as Lover It makes me feel like I am on trackAM this book was like findingold I ve been practicing meditation for years and my experience brought me to the same life affirming conclusion that Joanna Macy expresses in this book TODLike food the best compliment is hunger for CHA This is the second time I ve read this book ED I m eager to read it again I first read at the beginning of this decade and have reread several times since CH there is reat wisdom in this book and i highly recommend it RM I would recommend this book as a primer for those serious activists and nascent Buddhists as well as a resource of insight for those exploring #the connection of social activism and spiritualityAL If Eckhart Tolle provide #connection of social activism and spiritualityAL If Eckhart Tolle provide class undergraduate work in human psychology and meditation practice Joanna Macy takes us to raduate school KC If you want to heal your relationship with the planet this is a must read MK My Thinkgirlnet reviewWorld as Lover World as Self is a uniuely large scale meditation on social justice and ecology This newly revised and entirely relevant book may inspire activists of all causes and backgrounds Buddhist philosophies inform Macy s work which realistically depicts the world s devastations At the same time it promotes philosophical approaches to despair shares heartening poems and Sabina Spielrein guides readers through meditation exercises For example she does not shy away from discussing death she situates us as ancestors who must act on behalf of futureenerations Since I slowed down and immersed myself in this book I have found my own thinking to be holistic I have been mulling over the intersections of feminist anti racist anti poverty environmental and holistic health movements As she writes we can take on isolated causes and fight for them with courage and devotionwe tend to fall into the same short term thinking that has entrapped our political economyWhat a difference it makes to view our efforts as part of a vaster enterprise Review by Julie Fiandt I was taken by the first section of this book It helped me think harder about forming my own spiritual practice around caring for the EarthBut then it became a long text on the nuances of different forms of Buddhism and their superiority to Hinduism and I m not really here for that. Is principle has resulted in a self centeredness that has devastated the environment Humans Macy implores must acknowledge and understand their connectedness to their world and begin to move toward a focused effort to save

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