The power of meaning : crafting a life that matters
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New York : Crown, [2017].
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Aurora Hills - Adult Nonfiction
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
158 SMITH
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
158 SMITH
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
158 SMITH
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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
158 SMITH
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Book
Edition
First Edition.
Physical Desc
290 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780553419993, 0553419994, 9780553446562, 0553446568

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, E. E. (2017). The power of meaning: crafting a life that matters. First Edition. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Emily Esfahani. 2017. The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith, Emily Esfahani, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. New York: Crown, 2017.

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Smith, Emily Esfahani. The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. First Edition. New York: Crown, 2017. Print.

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