Pope Francis sets an example of moderation, but many find it a difficult concept to achieve and maintain. Exorbitant executive bonuses are just the tip of the iceberg: we all waste resources on a daily basis as we ransack nature, exploiting ourselves and each other. So how do we go about striking a proper balance? Such a central tenet revolves around sustainability and our consumer behaviour. Self-image and health, both physical and psychological, also play a vital role, as do avarice, greed and envy – and, on the other hand, mutual respect, empathy and mindfulness. Anselm Grün examines all these issues in depth; however his intention is not to put forth a moral suasion, but to show us a path towards a more contented and temperate life.
Anselm Grün’s books have been translated into 30 languages and achieved sales of over 14 million worldwide.