How Can I Help?: Stories And Reflections On Service

March 12, 1985|
How Can I Help?: Stories And Reflections On Service by Ram Dass
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Not a day goes by without our being called upon to help one another--at home, at work, on the street, on the phone. . . . We do what we can. Yet so much comes up to complicate this natural response: "Will I have what it takes?" "How much is enough?" "How can I deal with suffering?" "And what really helps, anyway?"

In this practical helper''s companion, the authors explore a path through these confusions, and provide support and inspiration fo us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other''s needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals to lift the spirits of nursing home residents; a nun tends the wounded on the first night of the Nicaraguan revolution; a police officer talks a desperate father out of leaping from a roof with his child; a nurse allows an infant to spend its last moments of life in her arms rather than on a hospital machine. From many such stories and the authors'' reflections, we can find strength, clarity, and wisdom for those times when we are called on to care for one another. How Can I Help? reminds us just how much we have to give and how doing so can lead to some of the most joyous moments of our lives.
Ram Dass, a.k.a. Richard Alpert, received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and has taught at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of California. In the 1960’s he was active in research on consciousness, with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, and others. In 1967 he continued his study of consciousness in I...
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Title:How Can I Help?: Stories And Reflections On Service
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.85 X 5 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.85 X 5 X 0.79 in
Published:March 12, 1985
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780394729473

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