Conversations with Joseph Goldstein, one of today’s most renowned meditation teachers who taught ABC news anchor Dan Harris (author of 10% Happier) to meditate, on the topic of integrity.
Living without integrity crushes the spirit and tramples the heart. Let Creating a Life of Integrity be your personal trainer for strengthening the integrity muscles!
In this book you’ll learn how to live with more integrity, kindness, and, subsequently, more joy by following these lively conversations between Joseph Goldstein, a founder of the modern mindfulness movement, and Gail Stark, a businesswoman and his student and friend of twenty-five years.
As they unpack the individual components of integrity—generosity, virtue, renunciation, wisdom, courage, patience, truthfulness, resoluteness, loving-kindness, and equanimity—we discover the inherent order to the process: each leads into the next, each supports the one that follows. By focusing deeply on just one component of integrity at a time, in their natural order, our practice becomes easier, less burdened by setbacks. Just as each step on a stairway transports us to a higher elevation, so too will this work steadily lift you to an empowered place of clarity, strength, commitment, and, consequently, joy.
The aim is for you to emerge from this training invigorated and glowing, the better for having pushed yourself to do more than you ever thought you were capable of.