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Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Edward Slingerland Free download Trying Not to Try A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand and why it is so essential to our well being  Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting Or be charming and relaxed on a first date What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes In all of these cases striving seems to backfire   In Trying Not To Try Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier authentic lives We’ve long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through c. I did not experience flow while I read this bookI picked this book up after I heard this author interviewed on NPR and the book sounded interesting but it really wasn t I m fascinated by the concept of flow which was what this book was supposed to be about and it wasa little Mostly it read like a history book about ancient Asian religions which I m also interested in but the book was dry flat and boring I read this as an audio book and I was trying not to stop listening to it Then I tried not to try and get through it That didn t work so I tried really hard to listen and pay attention That wasn t happening so I just let it play because I refused to give up on it and from time to time there was something kind of interesting of which I would respond with an audible huh I don t know Maybe I wasn t in the mood

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Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Edward Slingerland Free download Trying Not to Try Uncovers a direct line from wu wei to the Force in Star Wars explains why wu wei is powerful than flow and tells us what it all means for getting a date He also shows how new research reveals what’s happening in the brain when we’re in a state of wu wei why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy and how it might have even made civilization possible   Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting edge science to show us how we can live fulfilling lives Trying Not To Try is mind expanding and deeply pleasurable the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture. From the title of this book I thought it could go in many different directions And where it went I hadn t guessed This is a description of different Oriental religions through the ages and how they suggest that people reach their own state of flow And The descriptions are wrapped in uestions of whether trying to reach this state is good or if trying is bad or if trying to build the tools to reach this state is good and the ancient books he describes give different answers for all of these uestions The author also ties in scientific research to validate parts of the ancients recommendations While I hate to give away what a book is about those uestions are answered in the last chapter with a ualified it depends or better sometimes this is right sometimes that is right This is a reasonable conclusion given the thousands of years of thought that have gone into these uestions without definitive answers Paradoxes are at play hereThe author s voice comes through in this book He is funny and playful and insightful in the right combination making this a very easy book to read given the difficult concepts brought forward I found the book challenging but that is because I have no background in the Eastern religions discussed I will look forward to upcoming books by SlingerlandAn advanced copy of this book was provided through Goodreads First Reads program

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Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Edward Slingerland Free download Trying Not to Try Areful reasoning and conscious effort But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life like happiness and spontaneity are best pursued indirectly The early Chinese philosophers knew this and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world which they called wu wei ooo way They believed it was the source of all success in life and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it   With clarity and wit Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block Slingerland. Won through Goodreads First ReadsThank youThis book is outstanding When I first read the title I thought maybe this was yet another book on new age thought I couldn t have been wrong What the author did was guide me through Ancient Chinese thought from Confucius to Zhuangzi His book gave me a clearer understanding not only of the historic time period but also how and why these texts were written and the powerful influence they still have todayThis idea of trying not to try is what Ancient China called wu wei our idea of being in the zone If one possessed wu wei they had de a charismatic sort of presence which we would define as being genuinely who we are The author uses terms such as cold and hot cognition meaning whether we are coming from our slower consciously controlled selves or uicker spontaneous ones From Ancient China until today spontaneity remains elusive to define as it involves our character values and how we each view life itself Why are some at ease in life than others How do we know if someone is lying to us How do we find our sweet spot How can we really try not to try Each is a paradox leading us in circles Do we just kick back and be Or do we train ourselves so well that it becomes a natural part of who we are The uestions are endless and this book was a very interesting look at the multitude of ways one try s or does not try to achieve a state of de A philosophers dream There is so much packed into this small book I really enjoyed it


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    [PDF/EBOOK] Trying Not to Try Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review Free download Trying Not to Try I did not experience flow while I read this bookI picked this book up after I heard this author interviewed on NPR and the book sounded interesting but it really wasn't I'm fascinated by the concept of flow which was what this book was supposed to be about and it wasa little Mostly it read like a history book

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    Free download Trying Not to Try [PDF/EBOOK] Trying Not to Try Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review Okay I know that's a cliche Worse perhaps it's a cliche born of a sneaker commercial But how often do you hear some other person or yourself say something like this I'll try to make it by eight o'clock or I'm trying to lose some weight or trying to write a novelfinish a paintingmake a fresh start? The truth is

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    Free download Trying Not to Try Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Edward Slingerland Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review I am the least spontaneous person I've ever met so I felt I could learn something from this book I found the introduction very dry but soldiered on into the first chapter Then I injured my toe by spontaneously dropping a can of wine on it and spontaneously decided to read something fun while I recuperated Meanwhile every time I saw this book on my table I felt bad feelings of guilt My friend suggested that if

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Trying Not to Try Won through Goodreads First ReadsThank youThis book is outstanding When I first read the title I thought maybe this was yet another book on new age thought I couldn't have been wrong What the author did was guide me through Ancient Chinese thought from Confucius to Zhuangzi His book gave me a clearer understanding not only of the historic time period but also how and why these texts were written and the powerful influenc

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    Free download Trying Not to Try [PDF/EBOOK] Trying Not to Try Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review Overall it’s a good read that I enjoyed but it falls about 75% short of its target Its value is in still having flown 25% of the way in the right direction An interested reader can pick up the trail and walk the rest of the way himselfIn de

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    Free download Trying Not to Try Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Edward Slingerland Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review Succeeding without tryingIf you ever had a sleepless night then you will perfectly understand why trying to fall asleep does not usually work Instead by making yourself fall asleep you became awake and soon began to ruminate

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Trying Not to Try Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review The content deserves a 55 but the author's voice is too smug for my liking so the result is a 45The contentAn overview of ancient Chinese with a dash of Japanese Buddhism thought focused on spontaneity Cognitive science psychology and neuroscience make appearances mostly to support the ancient texts the author

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    Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Edward Slingerland Free download Trying Not to Try Wow what a book Full of philosophical ideas from early china and psychological studies from today this book comes together to make an amazing read Focusing on 4 ways to living our lives and finding happiness we see the good and bad to each pointing out the benefits and flaws to all of them this book just flows Although the topics covered steal the show I have to mention the writing style here Edward Slingerland does such a great

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Trying Not to Try Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Edward Slingerland Edward Slingerland ✓ 0 review The author discusses the idea that by not concentrating on a task but actually trying to relax the mind the desir

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  • Hardcover
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  • Trying Not to Try
  • Edward Slingerland
  • en
  • 08 August 2018
  • 9780770437619