Pass It On: five stories that can change the world
With stories from her travels to five continents, environmentalist, activist, and author Joanna Macy invites her readers to a new way of seeing the world and their place in it. She tells of encounters with individuals who share very personal stories of sudden awakening, unexpected awareness, and the co-mingling of joy and pain. These stories give testament to Macy's belief that even in the darkest moments of despair, hope and change are possible. A celebration of possibility, community, and imagination.
“I felt a kind of wild gladness in their company,” Joanna Macy writes of the time she spent with Tibetan refugees. Readers of this book will surely feel a wild gladness in her company. Joy shines from every page, the defiant joy of a person who knows full well how great the task is before us, as we strive to mend a damaged world, and who knows equally well that we are up to the task. Her stories show what we are capable of at our best, when we act out of courage and compassion, and they inspire us to roll up our sleeves, join with one another, and get on with the work of healing." — Scott Russell Sanders, author of A Conservationist Manifesto.
Joanna has the spun some of the gold of her life into a web of hope. At a time when popular media offer none of the generosity and compassion that nurtures the human prospect, Pass It On reminds us of who we are, who we can be, and who will be again." — Paul Hawken, author, Blessed Unrest