From the Senior Scholar-in-residence and Ambassador for the 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 lifeas true purposeawhat 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 Gitaaan 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 principlesaincluding 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 youare feeling lost in your own lifeas journey, The Great Work of Your Life may provide you with answers to the questions you most urgently need addressedaand may help you to find and to embrace your true calling. Praise for The Great Work of Your Life aKeep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book: Itas like an owneras manual for the soul.aaDani Shapiro, author of Devotion aA masterwork . . . Youall find inspiration in these pages. Youall gain a better appreciation of divine guidance and perhaps even understand how you might better hear it in your own life.aaYoga Journal aI am moved and inspired by this book, the clarity and beauty of the lives lived in it, and the timeless dharma it teaches.aaJack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart aA rich source of contemplation and inspiration [that] encourages readers . . . to discover and fully pursue their inner selfas calling.aaPublishers Weekly aFabulous . . . If you have ever wondered what your purpose is, this book is a great guide to help you on your path.aaYogaHara From the Hardcover edition.Praise for The Great Work of Your Life aKeep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book: Itas like an owneras manual for the soul.aaDani Shapiro, author of Devotion aA masterwork . . .
|Title||:||The Great Work of Your Life|
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2012-09-25|