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The power of meaning : crafting a life that matters, Emily Esfahani Smith

Label
The power of meaning : crafting a life that matters
Title
The power of meaning
Title remainder
crafting a life that matters
Statement of responsibility
Emily Esfahani Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This wise, stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives and is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness. There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit-- that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life's great secret. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us--right here, right now. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology; on insights from George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, the Buddha, and other great minds; and on interviews with seekers of meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith lays out the four pillars upon which meaning rests. Belonging: We all need to find our tribe and forge relationships in which we feel understood, recognized, and valued-- to know we matter to others. Purpose: We all need a far-reaching goal that motivates us, serves as the organizing principle of our lives, and drives us to make a contribution to the world. Storytelling: We are all storytellers, taking our disparate experiences and assembling them into a coherent narrative that allows us to make sense of ourselves and the world. Transcendence: During a transcendent or mystical experience, we feel we have risen above the everyday world and are connected to something vast and meaningful. To bring those concepts to life, Smith visits a tight-knit fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay, stargazes in West Texas, attends a dinner where young people gather to share their experiences of untimely loss, and more. And she explores how we might begin to build a culture of meaning in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities. Inspiring and story-driven, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a richer, more satisfying life"--
  • There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit: you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life's great secret. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us-- right here, right now. Smith lays out the four pillars upon which meaning rests: belonging; purpose; storytelling; and, transcendence. She explores how we might begin to build a culture of meaning in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Emily Esfahani
Dewey number
128
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.S4
LC item number
S6336 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Emotions
Label
The power of meaning : crafting a life that matters, Emily Esfahani Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning crisis -- Belonging -- Purpose -- Storytelling -- Transcendence -- Growth -- Cultures of meaning
Control code
ocn947074830
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780553419993
Lccn
2016010610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947074830
Label
The power of meaning : crafting a life that matters, Emily Esfahani Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning crisis -- Belonging -- Purpose -- Storytelling -- Transcendence -- Growth -- Cultures of meaning
Control code
ocn947074830
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780553419993
Lccn
2016010610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947074830

Library Locations

    • Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)Borrow it
      Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
      44.2029583 -88.4479345
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