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This One Wild and Precious Life

A Hopeful Path Forward in a Fractured World
Narrated by: Sarah Wilson
Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
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Will you sleep through the revolution? Or do you want to wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life?

We live in truly overwhelming times. The climate crisis, political polarisation, racial injustice and coronavirus have left many of us in a state of spiritual PTSD. We have retreated, morally and psychologically; we are experiencing a crisis of disconnection - from one another, from our true values, from joy and from life as we feel we are meant to be living it. 

Sarah Wilson argues that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what unites us - that deep down, we are all feeling that same itch for a new way of living. This one wild and precious life opens our eyes to how we got here and offers a radically hopeful path forward. Drawing on science, literature, philosophy, the wisdom of some of the world's leading experts and her personal journey, Wilson weaves a one-of-a-kind narrative that lights the way back to the life we love. En route, she leads us through a series of 'wildly awake' and joyful practices for reconnecting again that include:

  • Go to your edge. Do what scares you and embrace discomfort daily. Use it to grow into your Big Life.
  • #buylesslivemore. Break the cycle of mindless consumption and get light with your life.
  • Become a soul nerd. Embrace poetry, deep reading, art and classical music to light up your intellect.
  • Get 'full-fat spiritual'. How to have an active practice - beyond the 'lite' 'rainbows and unicorns' - and use it to change the world.
  • Hike. Just hike. Walking in nature reconnects us with ourselves and with our true purpose.
  • Practise wild activism. If you can get 3.5 per cent of a population to participate in sustained, non-violent protest, change happens. We create our better world.

The time has come to boldly, wildly, imagine better. We are being called upon, individually and as a society, to forge a new path and to find a new way of living. Will you join the journey?

©2020 Sarah Wilson (P)2020 Macmillan Digital Audio

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More of a memoir than a self help book

I gave up in chapter 3. The first chapter highlighted some important and challenging social issues and ambitiously suggested that solutions could be found. The next chapter dipped into ideas of writers and philosophers, with plenty of interesting thought nuggets unearthed. By chapter 3 we were deeply into Sarah Wilson's memoirs. I couldn't stay the course.

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Thanks for the enlightening read & inspiration

I found this journey unputter downable. Much respect to Sarah for her articulate way of describing our world situation and what we can do to.

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She speaks from my own heart!

This book is incredible. Everyone needs to read it. It’s tough, but worth it! We are all worth it.