Lynne McTaggart has done it again — The Bond is phenomenal, deeply uplifting and full of wisdom. If there were a roadmap for how to build the world of our dreams, this would be it. Readers will resonate with the book’s joyful message to reconnect with the world and each other.
Readers of McTaggart’s prior works, The Intention Experiment and The Field, will recognize the author’s deft interweaving of anecdote and frontier research from a variety of fields. In this case the subject is revolutionary — the overturning of the old paradigms of individualism, survival of the fittest, and a zero sum game mentality, in favor of building connections, playing fair, cooperating with each other and recognizing our common connections.
If all of this seems impractical, inconceivable, or against human nature, the author has once again put together the research to back her theme. Research and case studies from around the world and across cultures have shown time and again that fairness, cooperation, generosity and building community improve our lives and our world by every measurable standard. McTaggart has pulled together fascinating examples from research, businesses, religious groups, civic groups and activists, and come up with some working rules and criteria for building better relationships across the board. Readers will be amazed to learn how the smallest action or mood can be contagious — for better or worse. Doing good, being fair and practicing empathy and compassion has real measurable results, both for the person doing it and for the receiver.
The Bond has enormous potential to shift the way we view ourselves and our world. It offers inspiring methods and case studies for how to help us repair the current state of affairs socially, environmentally, economically as well as in our own mental and physical health. This book is sorely needed and very welcome.
Review from publishers on MerlianNews.com: The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us by Lynne McTaggart For more information, you can visit her website at www.theintentionexperiment.com or www.livingthefield.com