Secrets of a Bulletproof Spirit
30 key strategies to bounce back from life's hardest hits
Format: Paperback - B format
AUD $26.99 inc. GST
How do we recover from devastating loss, betrayal, freak accidents, as well as everyday setbacks? It's what we all want to know - how to bounce back from life's lacerations, large and small. With warmth, humour and good practical advice, here are thirty inspiring yet grounded strategies for becoming emotionally resilient.
In Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit, internationally honoured promoter of peace, Azim Khamisa, and inspirational speaker Jillian Quinn reveal the 30 keys to emotional resiliency and the corresponding strategies they themselves have used to transcend their own heart-wrenching personal losses.
Everyone is vulnerable to life's physical, emotional and financial hits, but there are some people who seem emotionally thicker skinned, undeterred, and perhaps even empowered by setbacks. People with this kind of super-resiliency don't have better luck or better karma. They lose jobs, relationships, health, and money just like the rest of us. But they think differently: they understand what kinds of responses and behaviours contribute to spiritual fragility and which ones breed strength; they make life-affirming choices instead of defeatist ones; they look for and find purpose where most of us see meaningless loss. Fortunately, their valuable and powerful kind of thinking can be learned.
Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit opens with Azim's and Jillian's own personal stories and they are heart-wrenching indeed: Azim Khamisa's son was caught in the cross-fire of gang violence, but instead of seeking revenge or harbouring bitter anger, Azim reached out to the shooter and his family because he was sure there were 'victims at both ends of that gun'. Azim and the shooter's grandfather give a moving and cautionary presentation to school kids regularly. When Jillian Quinn lost her daughter late in pregnancy, she recovered and moved on by travelling to China to adopt a daughter who had lost her mother.
'Here we find the wisdom, practical help, and comfort we need to rebound from any kind of hardship, crisis, or adversity. This book is a gift to anyone in need of solace; I pray it finds its way to every heavy heart.' - Marianne Williamson, bestselling author of Everyday Grace
AZIM KHAMISA founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation, following the death of his son in 1995, and the subsequent forgiveness movement has reached million. In 2002 he received Search for Common Ground's prestigious international award for building Peaceful Communities, along with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In 2006 he received the Circle of Courage Award from Reclaiming Youth International. Azim is also the recipient of the California Peace Prize. An Associate Minister at the Interfaith Temple in New York city, a member of Spiritual Directors International, and a life and spiritual coach, JILLIAN QUINN has reached thousands of people all over the US through her workshops and classes.
ALLEN & UNWIN
Self-help & Practical