An Urgent Need for Love. Putting spirituality into practice with altruistic medit-actions
Original title: L’urgence d’aimer
Powerful and exclusive words from Amma, the Dalai Lama, Vandana Shiva and Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse.
Humanity is suffering from a life-threatening condition. In a decade of planetary perils, this book invites us to become aware that our future depends on each of our thoughts, words, and acts.
Gandhi’s famous phrase, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world,” calls not only for social transformation, but also for a change of heart, shifting from hatred to love and from violence to loving kindness. Paraphrasing Gandhi, Sofia Stril-Rever insists on the absolutely urgent need for love, saying, “You must be the love you wish to see in the world.”
Based on the great traditions of interiority, which she has explored from the standing of neurosciences, she proposes medit-actions of altruistic engagement with the world. Because when meditation and action are isolated from each other, they’re insufficient. But together, their synergy opens a path towards universal responsibility that anchors the world’s mutation in our hearts and minds.
This book contains tools and advice for practicing both meditation and guided medit-actions.
- Foreword by Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2010-2015) and architect of the Paris Agreement. (English)