In the twenty-first century we are confronted with a rapidly changing world full of social, economic and environmental uncertainties. We are all inherently connected to this changing world and in order to create the best possible conditions for life to thrive, we must each develop an inner capacity to respond and adapt to life in new, creative and innovative ways.
The author of this visionary book argues that the path to a happy, healthy and peaceful world begins with the individual. By learning to recognise our cognitive habits of interrupting and defining life through our fixed ideas, labels and judgments, we can begin to develop a dynamic way of seeing that enables us to perceive and respond to life with greater attentiveness.
First Steps to Seeing reveals a practical set of stepping stones that guide the reader into this dynamic way of seeing and relating. Using personal stories, practical exercises and real-world case studies in development, education and business, the author takes the reader on a journey to explore how to give our full attention to life, and how to enliven the world that we each co-create. An inspiring guide for all those working for social change in youth work, business, education or research, or simply seeking fresh paths in life.
To be released: 18th June 2015 from Floris Books
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Advance praise for First Steps to Seeing:
“I love Emma’s book and the expression she gives to ‘work as the gift’ – this resonates deeply with me. How we value ourselves, whether we choose to view our work as a gift and whether we self-determine our own happiness – that is our gift, should we choose to see it. Emma’s wonderful book opens us up to a whole new way of seeing.”
“Emma Kidd is a practical visionary and her book, ‘First Steps to Seeing’ is a most useful companion on our journey of transformation. Read this book – you will be delighted.”
“By offering many practical exercises and personal experiences, Emma helps us to discover the missed dimension of cognition in perception, opening up a new window on the world. First Steps to Seeing is a deeply insightful guide for anyone wishing to fully experience a more meaningful life, and engage more authentically with people, our organisations and the environment.”