My Life Is Art: 11 Pillars for a Positive and Purposeful Life

Author:   Emmanuel Jal
Publisher:   Watkins Media Limited
Edition:   0th New edition
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9781786789020


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   05 December 2023
Format:   Hardback
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"""Who owns your mind?"" Beginning with this provocative question, Emmanuel Jal invites readers to claim ownership over the narratives that define their lives in order to become a force for good in the world. As a child growing up in South Sudan, Jal witnessed atrocities perpetrated against his family and community. These actions drove him to become a child soldier in a vicious civil war. Hunger, isolation, and the ever-present specter of death in battle attended his every moment. Yet his greatest challenge did not come from outside; it arose from within, from the corrosive nature of hopelessness, trauma, and narratives of victimization. Rather than succumb to these forces of negativity, Jal turned his life's challenges into opportunities by utilizing a comprehensive framework he developed around eleven pillars of support- Meditation Yearning Leading Ideas Focus Endurance Intuition Sagaciousness Action Read Train These pillars can be utilized individually or as a unit to help build a durable internal structure that allows anyone to overcome adversity, regain joy and gratitude, and live a life of purpose that enriches the greater community. Drawing on lessons from his remarkable life, former child soldier turned activist, author, entrepreneur, and international recording artist Emmanuel Jal provides his eleven pillars for overcoming adversity and living a life of purpose. ""Who owns your mind?"" Beginning with this provocative question, Emmanuel Jal invites readers to claim ownership over the narratives that define their lives in order to become a force for good in the world. As a child growing up in South Sudan, Jal witnessed atrocities perpetrated against his family and community. These actions drove him to become a child soldier in a vicious civil war. Hunger, isolation, and the ever-present specter of death in battle attended his every moment. Yet his greatest challenge did not come from outside; it arose from within, from the corrosive nature of hopelessness, trauma, and narratives of victimization. Rather than succumb to these forces of negativity, Jal turned his life's challenges into opportunities by utilizing a comprehensive framework he developed around eleven pillars of support- Meditation Yearning Leading Ideas Focus Endurance Intuition Sagaciousness Action Read Train These pillars can be utilized individually or as a unit to help build a durable internal structure that allows anyone to overcome adversity, regain joy and gratitude, and live a life of purpose that enriches the greater community."

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Author:   Emmanuel Jal
Publisher:   Watkins Media Limited
Imprint:   Watkins Publishing
Edition:   0th New edition
ISBN:  

9781786789020


ISBN 10:   1786789027
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   05 December 2023
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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EMMANUEL JAL started his life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of South Sudan. He is an activist, author, entrepreneur, and recording artist. He is the subject of the full-length award-winning documentary War Child and the author of the book by the same title. He now lives in Toronto, Canada.

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