A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries–A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change

By Terry Patten


In the midst of today’s many global crises, many of us recognise the need for change, both in ourselves and in our social and political institutions, in order to build a truly sustainable future.

In A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries, Terry Patten sheds new light on this issue, providing a practical approach to “being the change” that the world needs now more than ever.

In the most convincing terms, Patten illustrates how inner and outer transformation are entirely interdependent. In fact, the future of our very life-support system are utterly dependent on the quality, intelligence, tenderness, and courage that each of us can cultivate in ourselves. The book lays out the difficult, necessary, creative, and ultimately rewarding work we must each engage in to meaningfully address our most “wicked” problems.

Patten shows how we can come together in our communities for “conversations that matter.” And he describes new communities, enterprises, and forms of dialogue that have already created miracles that can be replicated on larger scales. The “new republic of the heart” is already coming into being, invisibly and quietly. More of us need to learn to animate our best qualities so that we can transform ourselves, our societies, and the planet.

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