Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes dark

Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes dark

by Julia Baird

The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness – the ‘light within’ – which will sustain us even through the darkest times.

Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance at achieving happiness. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them?

And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we’re overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? In the muck and grit of a daily existence full of disappointments and a disturbing lack of control over many of the things that matter most – finite relationships, fragile health, fraying economies, a planet in peril – how do we find, nurture and carry our own inner, living light – a light to ward off the darkness?

Read the book then join us at the Book club

Phosphorescence is available wherever good books are sold and online as an e-book.

Read the book and then join in as we chat with Julia Baird about this wonderful book that is resonating so deeply for so many at this time.

Date and Time: 2.00pm AEDT on the 10th November

Julia Baird in conversation with Dr Jane Munro

Zoom link and further information will be sent to those who register to attend.