The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling

The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling Author Stephen Cope
ISBN-10 0553386077
ISBN-13 9780553386073
Year 2015-12-15
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Bantam
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From the Senior Scholar in residence and Ambassador forthe famed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health comes an incisive and inspiring meditation on living the life you were born to live In this fast paced age the often overwhelming realities of daily life may leave you feeling uncertain about how to realize your lifes true purposewhat spiritual teachers call dharma But yoga master Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must in fact discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self In The Great Work of Your Life Cope describes the process of unlocking the unique possibility harbored within every human soul The secret he asserts can be found in the pages of a two thousand year old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gitaan ancient allegory about the path to dharma told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer Arjuna and his divine mentor Krishna Cope takes readers on a step by step tour of this revered tale and in order to make it relevant to contemporary readers he highlights well known Western lives that embody its central principlesincluding such luminaries as Jane Goodall whose life trajectory shows us the power of honoring The Gift Walt Whitman who listened for the call of the times Susan B Anthony whose example demonstrates the power of focused energy John Keats who was able to let his desire give birth to aspiration and Harriet Tubman whose life was nothing if not a lesson in learning to walk by faith This essential guide also includes everyday stories about following the path to dharma which illustrate the astonishingly contemporary relevance and practicality of this classic yogic story If youre feeling lost in your own lifes journey The Great Work of Your Life may provide you with answers to the questions you most urgently need addressedand may help you to find and to embrace your true calling Praise for The Great Work of Your Life Keep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book Its like an owners manual for the soul Dani Shapiro author of Devotion A masterwork Youll find inspiration in these pages Youll gain a better appreciation of divine guidance and perhaps even understand how you might better hear it in your own life Yoga Journal I am moved and inspired by this book the clarity and beauty of the lives lived in it and the timeless dharma it teaches Jack Kornfield author of A Path with Heart A rich source of contemplation and inspiration that encourages readers to discover and fully pursue their inner selfs calling Publishers Weekly Fabulous If you have ever wondered what your purpose is this book is a great guide to help you on your path YogaHaraFrom the Hardcover edition

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