Mauri Ora – Wisdom from the Māori world by Alsop & Kupenga
This Mauri Ora book shares pearls of wisdom contained in proverbs (whakatauki) that have been gifted from generation to generation. All as an intrinsic part of the Māori world. The proverbs work as powerful metaphors. Thus making them short and insightful, surprising, spark reflection, and personal growth.
Overall, the Mauri Ora book links whakatauki to key personal virtues which cultures and generations can admire. Meaning, the virtues, wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief, all stem from the science of positive psychology; the study of how to live a better life.
Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs from an old world, this book draws on traditional wisdom to provide a recipe for personal effectiveness and leadership, and a rewarding connection of Māori knowledge to contemporary thinking about personal happiness and fulfilment.
Author: Peter Alsop & Te Rau Kupenga
First Published 2016
This product is also available for purchase in store at the Wellington Museum.