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“Grace” Comes to Southwest Harbor Public Library

Posted July 24, 2014, at 10:34 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine

For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us

Sandy Wilder will discuss his book, Listening to Grace: Unlearning Insights and Poems at Southwest Harbor Public Library Tuesday evening, August 5, 5:30pm.

Listening to Grace contains 359 selections from unlearning insights and poems Wilder posted daily over the past three years. Each is based on a single idea and is meant to reinforce, challenge and offer support. The insights and poems are organized in 13 themes ranging from “Authenticity Reveals Freedom” to “Embracing the Darkness” to “Relationships Grounded in Grace.”

Pierre Pradervand, author of The Gentle Art of Blessing, has this to say in the Foreword: “Sandy writes with a unique combination of immense kindness and complete trust in the reader’s fundamental goodness and ability to understand.”

The selections appeal across denominations. They reflect Wilder’s fundamental conviction in the Oneness of all being. They explain how we each have free access to the clarity and ability to find our authentic voice through acting from the space of Grace. This book shows how to do that and illustrates the unifying impact this has on your life, and on those with whom you interact.

Wilder received a B.A. in economics from Union College, played professional soccer, and then coached, counseled, administered and taught at Principia College.

In 1984 he joined Communico Ltd. and became President and CEO in 1992. There he coached educators and leaders in Fortune 1000 companies to be more effective.

Wilder co-developed a customer relations training program that has been taught to over 200,000 people worldwide. He also co-authored “The Quiet Work of Leadership,” a CD/booklet focused on the leader’s role in sustaining a culture for world-class leadership and performance.

Wilder started the Educare Unlearning Institute in 2002 and transitioned to it full time in 2009. Educare offers programs and life-coaching to help people learn to listen to Grace through unlearning and releasing that which blocks their natural ability to live from the innate freedom of Oneness and wholeness.

He is married with five grown children, living in Grafton, Illinois on the banks of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers; and has summered in Southwest Harbor all his life.

For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

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