That Sense of Wonder: How to Capture the Miracles of Everyday Life (Paperback)
  • That Sense of Wonder: How to Capture the Miracles of Everyday Life (Paperback)
zoom

That Sense of Wonder: How to Capture the Miracles of Everyday Life (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
  • 5+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
How to reclaim wonder in our lives and achieve the good life.

All of us experience a sense of wonder at some point in our lives. Perhaps you felt it when you experienced your first kiss; when you grasped the perfectly balanced beauty of an equation; or when you first saw the rose windows of Chartres Cathedral? Whatever the circumstances that triggered the feeling, you were left speechless by this extraordinary world of ours. We may speak different languages, cling to different ideas about politics, religion and love - but a longing for wonder connects us all through space and time.

Wonder is the impulse behind scientific and philosophical inquiry, artistic creativity and spiritual yearning. It is the most fruitful human sense: firing our curiosity; inspiring us to hope and dream. But our sense of wonder - that feeling we had as children seeing the Milky Way for the first time - gets used up. Faced with the practical demands of adulthood, we trade a sense of wonder for a sense of reality, which all too often brings anxiety and unhappiness in its wake.

By exploring the nature of wonder in many areas of human experience, from the natural world to the spirit world, from science to storytelling, Francesco Dimitri reveals how we can reclaim our sense of wonder - not to become children again, but to become happier and more fulfilled adults, better equipped to face the challenges of modern life.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781786699909
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This storytelling self-help book is about how to reclaim wonder in our lives and thereby achieve the good life. By exploring the nature of wonder in many areas of human experience, Dimitri aims to show how we can become happier and more fulfilled adults' * The Bookseller *
'If you've become a hardened old cynic, invest in a copy of That Sense of Wonder by Francesco Dimitri ... His easy exercises include trying to use as little electric light as possible of an evening, to see how the candles make you feel and creating your own small rituals' * Scotsman *
Dimitri is a charming, knowledgeable companion on the road to the rediscovery of wonder, something we could all do with a little of in our lives. I'm also enamoured of Head of Zeus's lovely cover' * The Bookseller, (Editor's Choice) *

You may also be interested in...

Life Under Fire
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
What a Time to be Alone
Added to basket
Talking to Strangers
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Zero Negativity
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Surrounded by Idiots
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Women Don't Owe You Pretty
Added to basket
The Comfort Book
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Beyond Order
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Surrounded by Psychopaths
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Working Hard, Hardly Working
Added to basket
Rebel Ideas
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Explaining Humans
Added to basket
£14.99   £7.49
Hardback
Untamed
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Paperback
Breath
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Art of Rest
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.