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Midnight Journey of a Seed Pathways to Resilience In the Face of a Pandemic

Author Name: Manish Srivastava | Format: Paperback | Genre : Poetry | Other Details

What is a crisis worth if it has not transformed you! 

Midnight Journey of a Seed brings to light the deeper story of human resilience in the face of a pandemic. By integrating poetry, anecdotes, art and contemplative practices, the book takes readers on a healing journey and offers pathways to co-create a resilient future.

“We are living in a moment of profound disruption, a moment when one civilisation is ending and another is about to be born. To truly understand the deeper essence of this moment, we must extend our inquiry from the outside world to the one that emerges from within. In this book, Manish Srivastava guides us through this journey of extending systems thinking with the means of social poetry. He takes us on a creative pathway towards what matters most today - our inner development. Highly personal, highly recommended!” 

— Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at MIT, USA and Author of the bestselling books, Theory U and Presence 

“This book is like a cup of fresh ginger tea in the face of the pandemic. Manish has set a new benchmark in writing by brewing love, wisdom and faith into poetry that gives us hope to bravely face our obstacles and inspires us to find new, creative solutions.

— Ajay Chopra, Chef, Youtuber, TV Host of Masterchef India

“A sensitive work. Reading this book makes you relive the pandemic but ends on a note of hope, renewal and love.”

— Chetan Mahajan, Penguin published Author and Founder of the Himalayan Writing Retreat 

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Manish Srivastava

Manish Srivastava is a poet, life coach and facilitator of societal transformation. He is currently a Senior Faculty and Co-Director of Social Presencing Theatre with the Presencing Institute, USA.

Manish works with leaders across business, government, UN and civil society to co-design social innovation labs. He integrates poetry, contemplative art and systems thinking to help leaders collectively sense, own and transform the societal divides.

Manish believes that art can uncover humanity’s deepest longings, heal collective wounds, and offer pathways to new possibilities.

His last book, Trading Armour or a Flower, provides a poetic pathway to heal gender trauma by integrating the inner masculine and feminine. Poems from this book have been translated into Hebrew and Spanish for reading in over twenty poetry dialogue circles by leading institutions and civil society movements worldwide. His work on transforming gender conflicts, human trafficking and the migrant crisis has featured at the Presencing Institute Global Forum and Conflict Transformation Summit in 2020.

Manish lives in Pune, India, with his wife and son.

Read more about his work and reflections on his blog and social media channels at the following links:

Blog: www.sacredwell.in