Well of Being: a children's book for adults
An enchanting, visually arresting, "extraordinary children's book for adults… that peers into the depths of the human experience and the meaning of our existence."
The Well of Being, from Jean-Pierre Weill, is an illustrated inquiry into the art of happiness and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments. Images and a graceful philosophic text invite us to awaken from our constructed stories that we may return to this world and live in the present. The book opens with a perennial account of life's ultimate purpose and concludes with a unique retelling of the puzzle we call growing up. Through art, philosophy, and poetry we are offered a refreshing and empowering way to rethink ourselves. The book is an experience to be felt.
"What emerges from Weill's ethereal watercolors and enchanting words is a secular scripture, at once grounding and elevating--a gentle prod to awaken from the trance of our daily circumstances and live with openhearted immediacy."
"Everyone should read this book, it's a mind changer."
—Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence
"A beautifully rendered reminder of what is important."
—Ram Daas, author of Be Here Now
"The Well of Being is a rapturous amazement I think is a psalm."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JEAN-PIERRE WEILL has worked as a visual artist for twenty years. He originally self-published The Well of Being in 2013, to critical acclaim. He lives in Baltimore with Rachel Rotenberg, a sculptor.