The Well of Being, a children’s book for adults, is a journey, narrated with simple words and paintings. It is about the wellbeing we all long for, yet often only dimly remember and may no longer believe in.

Through thoughtful, engaging images, the reader will encounter new ideas. Ideas about the patterns of thinking which often constrict our view of who we are and how this world works; ideas about the source of our well-being; ideas about how we become estranged from our well-being; ideas about how we may recover it.

It is an ancient teaching told with a sense of wonder. Poetry mixes with doctrine with cognitive psychology with self-help with art and spirituality. The book’s originality is not for the sake of breaking rules and being quirky, but rather, to penetrate the reader’s heart and break it. The Well of Being promises to bring us back to a world that is coherent and whole and beautiful. I hope that it will bring you pleasure and the sense of remembering something you always knew, but have forgotten. Beyond that, I wish for its perennial teaching to be understood and shared between friends.

– Jean-Pierre Weill


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