I believe that helping people become aware of who we really are and the wide range of options we have, with practical exercises to apply that awareness, unfolds a very different future than the doom and gloom predicted.
Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) July 14, 2011
Is enough ever enough? An award-winning book is shedding light on society’s adherence to always wanting more.
In Principles of Abundance for the Cosmic Citizen, Dr. Dorothy I. Riddle translates findings of science into practical tools that can be used in the pursuit of both personal and social change. Readers are able to engage in exercises and worksheets to apply seven basic principles aimed at broadening their understanding of how they can transform themselves, their communities and their worldview. A Finalist for the Montaigne Medal as one of the most thought-provoking book of 2010, Principles of Abundance is part of Riddle’s Enough For Us All series, aiming to address common societal problems including fear of scarcity, increased loneliness and a perceived inability to initiate lasting change by shifting our awareness of who we are in the big picture.
“People seem afraid that they won’t have enough, and their negative beliefs limit what they see as possible,” says Riddle. “I believe that helping people become aware of who we really are and the wide range of options we have, with practical exercises to apply that awareness, unfolds a very different future than the doom and gloom predicted.”
Addressing our overall interconnection with our surroundings, Riddle maintains that we create our reality by the way we interpret our observations. Highlighting the fact that we have evolved through cooperation and networking rather than competition, Principles of Abundance signals a radical paradigm shift in the understanding of our abundant nature, tying together insights from fields of physics, cosmology, biology and more.
Riddle says she was fortunate enough to have had early experiences and struggles that taught her to question assumptions of who we are and the inner workings of society, leading to an overall understanding of the transformative role played by realistic hope.
“My challenge to myself has been to not assert anything as true unless I can find clear substantiation in science,” says Riddle. “The resulting framework in Principles of Abundance helps readers understand themselves in a broader context and shift their focus from fear to hope.”
About the author
Dorothy I. Riddle, Ph.D., CMC, psychologist and economic development specialist, has worked and taught in more than 85 countries. Riddle’s global and community engagement focuses on building bridges of understanding among persons from different cultural, socioeconomic and faith communities while working compassionately for justice and equity. A part of the Enough For Us All series, Principles of Abundance reflects the breadth of her awareness and her ability to integrate disparate fields into practical strategies for moving forward.
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