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Author: Ram Dass, Paul Gorman Narrator: Paul Brion Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2019 ISBN: 9781977336927
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Not a day goes by without our being called upon to help one another—at home, at work, on the street, on the phone . . . We do what we can. Yet so much comes up to complicate this natural response: "Will I have what it takes?" "How much is enough?" "How can I deal with suffering?" "And what really helps, anyway?"

In this practical helper's companion, the authors explore a path through these confusions, and provide support and inspiration for us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other's needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals to lift the spirits of nursing home residents; a nun tends the wounded on the first night of the Nicaraguan revolution; a police officer talks a desperate father out of leaping from a roof with his child; a nurse allows an infant to spend its last moments of life in her arms rather than on a hospital machine. From many such stories and the authors' reflections, we can find strength, clarity, and wisdom for those times when we are called on to care for one another. How Can I Help? reminds us just how much we have to give and how doing so can lead to some of the most joyous moments of our lives. Download and start listening now!

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  • A treasury of compassion, made all the more valuable by its many examples of how individuals can interact for the better with people and, indeed, the world around them. Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness

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About the Author

Ram Dass is the author of the landmark classic Be Here Now and the acclaimed Still Here. After meeting his guru in India in 1967, Ram Dass became a pivotal spiritual influence on American culture. He currently resides in Maui.

About the Narrator

Paul Brion has a passion for storytelling. He believes that audiobooks—our most current form of the oral tradition—are the purest of the interactive and co-creative arts. An autodidact with eclectic interests, he enjoys learning about a wide variety of subjects, as he has an avaricious hunger for knowledge.