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The Book of Joy
The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our times and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.
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“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act despite it.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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a.bookish.byrd
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“The meeting of two mischievous people is wonderful.”

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nelehelen
Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
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3.5/5
My 3rd audiobook done for week 3 of the #BFC challenge. This one was a little hard to complete because it was long for me and I just haven‘t had enough time to get much reading or listening in due to work. But, I made it! And I‘m so glad I did, since it completely fit with my mental wellness goal. I may read the book to retain more info, but I recommend for anyone looking to gain more compassion and joy in your life.

#BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Sounds like an interesting book. And great progress on your book goal! 🙌🏻 2mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2mo
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Sharpeipup
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1. Nothing yet
2. My husband surviving his stroke
3. See above
4. Amelia Earhart
5. 🍀
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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rachelk
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“Compassion is a feature of strength, not weakness.”

Freespirit Lovely quote❤️ 4mo
JennyM 🙌🙌🙌 4mo
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AChickThatDigsBooks
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"Wherever you have friends that's your country, and wherever you receive love, that's your home. "

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Sharpeipup
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With a long layover ahead of me plus an international flight in a middle seat, I figured this would be the perfect #planeread

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BarbaraJean
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I really enjoyed this. I was especially fascinated with its discussion of obstacles to joy—revealing that these could also be a pathway to joy. A lot of the content wasn‘t new to me, but reading the conversations between Desmond Tutu & the Dalai Lama made it very engaging—especially seeing their friendship & joking around! I was also impressed by the interfaith approach & how they respected each other‘s faith traditions & found common ground.

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BarbaraJean
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Humility is the recognition that your gifts are from God... Humility allows us to celebrate the gifts of others, but it does not mean you have to deny your own gifts or shrink from using them. God uses each of us in our own way, and even if you are not the best one, you may be the one who is needed or the one who is there.

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BarbaraJean
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Here are my readathon snacks for the #24B4MondayGiveaway! Double chocolate muffins and some appropriately literary tea. Also those dark chocolate caramels in the background. I‘m not reading Dorian Gray, but the Archbishop and the Dalai Lama DID just have tea in the book I‘m reading, so there‘s a bit of a theme going there? Maybe? 😁 #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Haha! Awesome theme 👍🏻👍🏻 thank you for entering sweetie 😘 6mo
BarbaraJean @TheReadingMermaid 🙌🏼Thank you for hosting the readathon and giveaway!! Great hosting and such fun! 6mo
TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome sweetheart. Andrew and I really enjoy all of your posts! 🤗💕 6mo
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Andrew65 Yep. A well thought out link so will give you that theme and two entries. 🤣Some treating looking snacks and can‘t beat double chocolate! 😋 6mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid I agree, we do love your posts! @BarbaraJean (edited) 6mo
BarbaraJean @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 Aw, thank you both!! ☺️🤗 6mo
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BarbaraJean
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That stack of library books is the key motivator for last-minute jumping in on both #24B4Monday and #24in48 this weekend. Especially the tagged book, which I need to finish by Monday. And the Bible reading I need to do for my Monday night EfM group. And the manuscript of my friend‘s fantasy novel that I need to finish so I can give her feedback by mid-February. I figure I‘ll mix it up with Phoebe & Marigold, and some Shirley Jackson on audio!

Andrew65 Best of luck, plenty to keep you busy! 👍😊 (edited) 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Don't forget the readathon snacks! 🍓🍕🍡🍫🍬🍭🍺🍷🍵 6mo
BarbaraJean @Andrew65 Thank you! @TheReadingMermaid Of course! Second in importance only to books and a comfy chair! 6mo
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BarbaraJean
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Evening plans: tomato soup with plenty of pepper and melted cheese, the tagged book (library book club pick), and the manuscript of my friend‘s fantasy novel. All of these things are excellent.

Daisey Looks like some very enjoyable evening plans! 6mo
GatheringBooks loved the book of joy! :) 6mo
Texreader I‘ve never put cheese in tomato soup. Ok gotta try that now... 6mo
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Elizabeth.rodland
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The narrator wasn‘t my favorite, but His Holiness the Dalai Lama and archbishop Desmond TuTu made up for it. The content was inspiring and left me with new purpose. I‘d recommend!

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kgriffith
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This book truly was a joy. I‘m glad I listened to the audio, but also bought the kindle edition so I could highlight and revisit more easily. Some of the meditation practices seem like they‘d be an excellent way to spend a few minutes of my commute especially.

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kgriffith
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“The Dead Sea in the Middle East receives fresh water, but it has no outlet, so it doesn‘t pass the water out. It receives beautiful water from the rivers, and the water goes dank. I mean, it just goes bad. And that‘s why it is the Dead Sea. It receives and does not give. And we are made much that way, too. I mean, we receive and we must give.”

sixgun If you get and don't give you'll be dead inside. Sounds like so many selfish people I know. 6mo
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kgriffith
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I‘d not heard “nature red in tooth and claw” before the lyrics to Sting‘s “I Was Brough to my Senses,” so I didn‘t know it was a reference, until it came up in this book. #themoreyouknow

tpixie Interesting!! 6mo
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kgriffith
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AlaMich 😆😆 6mo
GondorGirl 😹😹😹😹 6mo
TiredLibrarian 😹😹 But we love them anyway. 😻😻 6mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! Yep 👍🏽 6mo
LauraBeth 😹😹it‘s the opposite of reconciliation - more like I‘m gonna hold a very, very long grudge now! 6mo
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kgriffith
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🤣

cathysaid 👏👏 6mo
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kgriffith
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You don‘t get to see this big baby very often because she‘s bonded with my brother and mostly hangs with him. He was at work late so she was feeling needy and came to me for comfort. She was a feral find, much too young when she lost her mama, so she suckles on her forepaw for comfort, which is what she‘s doing now. 😻🥰

AmyG Awwww ❤️ 6mo
LauraBeth Well she‘s adorable😻😻 6mo
saresmoore Precious! 6mo
BookBabe Awwww, she‘s such a cutie! That‘s how Coale cuddles up on me, too. 😻 6mo
sixgun So sweet. One of the orphans I raised sucks on my ear or the webbing between my thumb and finger. Whatever makes him happy, right. 6mo
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kgriffith
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This seems an apt card while reading/listening to this book.

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kgriffith
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“We raced to get out of the temple and back to the airport, as we pushed the Archbishop in his wheelchair, his bald head covered by an orange handkerchief, a required sign of respect at the temple, which made him look like a Day-Glo pirate.” 😂

LeeRHarry Loved this one 💕 6mo
BookBabe 😂 6mo
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booked4life
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Loving this book!!!

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BarbaraJean
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I haven‘t been visiting my library as often this fall, because my Monday night EfM class usually conflicts with the monthly book club. But I went this past week & apparently decided to make up for lost time! The top is the January book club pick (even though I can‘t attend) & the bottom two were just sitting on the New Books shelf! I couldn‘t leave them there! Somehow I always think I‘ll have more time to read over Christmas—wishful thinking!

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I‘m so excited to read this book! Thanks @Shadowfat for picking this one!! I really love the incense holder and chocolate!! Great swap! #diwalibookswap @MyBookSwapClub

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Deborah42
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A lovely book. I especially enjoyed seeing two such prominent religious leaders stressing the importance of secular education, science, and ethics in making the world a better place.

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyOct18 Day 15: Let us all be, forever, a #Student of life.

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Lirochacamarao
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Simple, yet so complex. The human being is truthfully a very peculiar creature, we have so many information and advanced technology, medicine, economy, etc and yet we are always tending to be more and more unhappy, unsatisfied and selfish.
Amazing book for those (just like me) that need an extremely hit on your head to wake up!

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Betty
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Four of the pillars are qualities of the mind. Four are qualities of the heart.
Reading this book as part of my IRL postal book group.

Trashcanman Well shit... 10mo
Betty @Trashcanman yeah, a toaster would be better for you than this book 10mo
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Insightsintobooks
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Look what I found on sale!!!

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

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goodbyefrancie
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I never write in books. I never highlight. But this one, my friends, was purchased for the sole purpose of spotlighting the wisdom of these two gentlemen. I listened to this recently on #Overdrive and I knew I had to be able to hold this in my hands and revisit the things I had heard. "To choose hope is to step firmly forward into the howling wind, baring one's chest to the elements, knowing that, in time, the storm will pass." ?

Jennick2004 Immediately stacked! 12mo
goodbyefrancie @Jennick2004 I hope you love it! 12mo
tammysue Stacked! 💜 12mo
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Eggs
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Linsy Great pic! 👍 12mo
knittedgnome I ♥️ this book! 12mo
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goodbyefrancie
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I listened to this one Overdrive, and I really think I will be buying it so I can read it again. Loved the simplicity and uniformity of the path to joy, fitting for all of us and not specific to religion, faith, heritage, status, or any of the other things that many times divide us. It's a book I will not soon forget.

knittedgnome I love this book! Like you I listened to it. Then I bought a physical copy and am reading it slow and taking notes. 13mo
goodbyefrancie @knittedgnome That's exactly what I plan to do! 13mo
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goodbyefrancie
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Sometimes, the book finds you.

Insightsintobooks I've been wanting to read this for awhile. 13mo
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knittedgnome
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This book is amazing. I listened to it in the fall and am now taking the time to read it and take notes while working it into my daily life. A wonderful non religious book. So many new ways to incorporate love, joy, and gratitude into a busy life. Really read this now.

Crazeedi @knittedgnome it sounds like a beautiful time, I've read similar books to give me ✌️ peace😊 1y
lauralovesbooks1 Such a wonderful read from two beautiful souls. 1y
knittedgnome @Crazeedi I really am in love with this book. I only read a small bit a day to better absorb it and ponder. 1y
knittedgnome @lauralovesbooks1 really truly is. Their friendship is so heartwarming. 1y
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Dianeham
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Today is my birthday. These are gifts from my husband.

TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 1y
Dianeham @TrishB thank you! 1y
JoScho Happy Birthday 💕😊💕🎉 1y
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Dianeham @josho thank you! 1y
batsy Happy birthday! 🎉😊 1y
Dianeham Thanks @batsy. I thought of you when I made coffee this morning. (edited) 1y
batsy Me too. I did some online shopping 😉 1y
Dianeham 😎 1y
Swe_Eva Happy birthday 🎉🎂📚 1y
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BookBelle84
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Great ideas on what brings joy. Showcases the importance of compassion and generosity. I feel like this book should be required reading.

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