Ocean of Insight: A Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to Hope
One woman’s death-defying, life-affirming journey on the open ocean.
About the Book
Heather Lyn Mann was a battle–weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on a small sloop. This memoir of six years living afloat is a chronological unfolding of disasters and discoveries—life–threatening storms, the boredom of isolation, societies on the brink of extinction, sinking ships, colorful Caribbean characters, near collisions, a pirate scare, and more. Throughout, the ocean becomes Mann’s teacher, transforming her with uncompromising lessons on how to harmonize with natural order, the exact moments and ways to let in fearlessness, resilience, happiness, impermanence, balance, compassion, skillful action, and beginner’s mind.
Heather’s suspenseful, sometimes hilarious, and always heart–warming journey of body and mind, shaped by ancient Buddhist teachings, entertains as it charts depths and danger zones, disasters and discoveries— from life-threatening storms, near collisions, and a pirate scare, to the boredom of isolation, sinking ships, and colorful Caribbean characters. Arm–chair adventurers, spiritual seekers, and the climate concerned will navigate tumultuous waters and arrive together on the shore of planetary well–being.
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OCEAN OF INSIGHTA Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to Hopeby Heather Lyn MannTrade paper original, 5½” x 8¼”, 304 pagesISBN 978-1941529300, $22.95eBook ISBN 978-1941529317, $12.99Publishing October 18, 2016
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