Yearning for Home in Troubled Times (Smith)
Yearning for Home in Troubled Times is a book that addresses the issues that prevent us from feeling “at home” in our world. It examines this “homelessness” and shows us how to develop and build a sense of home.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God within us. It’s not just in some of us: it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
- Nelson Mandela, 1994 inaugural address
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kenwyn K. Smith is a professor of organizational psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and teaches in the School of Social Work, the Fels Institute of Government, and the Wharton Business School. He is the author of MANNA in the Wilderness of AIDS: Ten Lessons in Abundance (The Pilgrim Press, 2002) and co-author of Paradoxes of Group Life: Understanding Conflict, Paralysis, and Movement in Group Dynamics.
Paperback: 177 pages (5.5 x 8.5 in.)