There was a time when...
A little stuffed rabbit felt lonely and insecure.
A wise old horse knew that love could make a toy real.
A cozy spot in bed was enough to warm the heart.
A good book could make the world a better place.
You knew who you really were and what you really valued.
A simple truth could change everything.
The Velveteen Principles is a guide to becoming Real-Real with ourselves, Real with our hopes and desires, Real with the people we love, and Real with everyone else, too. Through the simple wisdom of a children's classic, it invites us to strip off the trappings of the object culture and remember the things that make us unique, happy and worthy of love. And it shows us that, just as it was for the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' enduring fable, Real is a process that is sometimes intimidating and sometimes painful, but in the end far more rewarding than we ever could have imagined. In a time when the pursuit of instant gratification and the stress of daily life can swamp us and cause us to "break easily or have sharp edges," this book offers a safe and steady course toward peace, self-acceptance and true love.
It's easy to lose our way. It's easy to forget the simple joys of life. But with the help of a wise old skin horse and a sawdust-filled bunny, The Velveteen Principles will set you back on the course to Real, and remind you that Real isn't how you are made, it's something inside of you.
This book honors the person you were meant to be. It is the gift of Real. And once you are Real, things will never be the same....
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