The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacyby Maria Popova
A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live.
“This is the greatest damn thing about the universe,” Henry Miller wrote in hismagnificent meditation on the meaning of existence, “that we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can’t grasp it.” Paradoxically enough, the fragment of the universe we seem least equipped to grasp is the truth of who we ourselves are. Who are we, really, when we silence the ego’s shrill commands about who we should be, and simply listen to the song of life as it sings itself through us?
That’s what French-born, Baltimore-based artist Jean-Pierre Weill explores inThe Well of Being (public library) — an extraordinary “children’s book for adults,” three years in the making, that peers into the depths of the human experience and the meaning of our existence, tracing how the stories we tell ourselves to construct our personae obscure the truth of our personhood, and how we can untell them in order to just be./.../