MBW_fullIn a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.

Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

The print version is available on Amazon  or from the publisher directly. Other on-line booksellers, such as Better World Books or IndieBound carry the book as well. Or better yet, ask for it at your local bookstore.

There is an audiobook available, and you can find all of the places to purchase it here.

You can find the e-book here.


Translations of the book include:

German Translation. Die schönere Welt, die unser Herz kennt, ist möglich

Croatian Translation:Ljepši svijet za koji naše srce zna da je moguć

French Translation:  Le Monde Plus Beau Que Nos Coeurs Savent Possible

Portuguese Translation: O Mundo Mais Bonito Que Nosso Coração Sabe Ser Possível

 Catalan Translation: El món més preciós que els nostres cors saben que és possible

Russian Translation: Наши сердца ведают, что более прекрасный мир возможен


  • Length: 289 pages
  • ISBN: 1583947248
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books (November 5, 2013)

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Chapter 1:  Separation

Chapter 2: Breakdown

Chapter 3: Interbeing

Chapter 4: Cynicism

Chapter 5: Insanity

Chapter 6: Force

Chapter 7: Science

Chapter 8: Climate

Chapter 9: Despair

Chapter 10: Hope

Chapter 11: Morphogenesis

Chapter 12: Naivete

Chapter 13: Reality

Chapter 14: Spirit

Chapter 15: Orthodoxy

Chapter 16: Newness

Chapter 17: Urgency

Chapter 18: Scarcity

Chapter 19: Doing

Chapter 20: Nondoing

Chapter 21: Attention

Chapter 22: Struggle

Chapter 23: Pain

Chapter 24: Pleasure

Chapter 25: Judgement

Chapter 26: Hate

Chapter 27: Righteousness

Chapter 28: Psychopathy

Chapter 29: Evil

Chapter 30: Story

Chapter 31: Disruption

Chapter 32: Miracle

Chapter 33: Truth

Chapter 34: Consciousness

Chapter 35: Destiny

Chapter 36: Initiation