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

Stephen Cope


From the Senior Scholar-in-residence and Ambassador for the famed Kripalu middle for Yoga and future health comes an incisive and encouraging meditation on dwelling the lifestyles you have been born to live.
 
during this fast paced age, the customarily overwhelming realities of everyday life may perhaps depart you feeling doubtful approximately tips on how to discover your life’s real purpose—what religious academics name dharma. yet yoga grasp Stephen Cope says that during order to have a satisfying lifestyles you need to, actually, detect the deep function hidden on the very middle of yourself. In The nice paintings of Your Life, Cope describes the method of unlocking the original threat harbored inside each human soul. the key, he asserts, are available within the pages of a two-thousand-year-old religious vintage known as the Bhagavad Gita—an historical allegory in regards to the route to dharma, advised via a undying discussion among the fabled archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna.
 
Cope takes readers on a step by step travel of this respected story, and so one can make it proper to modern readers, he highlights famous Western lives that include its primary principles—including such luminaries as Jane Goodall, whose existence trajectory indicates us the ability of honoring The present; Walt Whitman, who listened for the decision of the days; Susan B. Anthony, whose instance demonstrates the ability of targeted power; John Keats, who was once capable of enable his hope supply start to aspiration; and Harriet Tubman, whose existence used to be not anything if no longer a lesson in studying to stroll via religion. This crucial consultant additionally comprises daily tales approximately following the trail to dharma, which illustrate the astonishingly modern relevance and practicality of this vintage yogic story.
 
If you’re feeling misplaced on your personal life’s trip, The nice paintings of Your Life may supply you with solutions to the questions you such a lot urgently want addressed—and can assist you in finding and to include your precise calling.

Praise for The nice paintings of Your existence
 
“Keep a pen and paper convenient as you learn this striking e-book: It’s like an owner’s guide for the soul.”—Dani Shapiro, writer of Devotion
 
“A masterwork . . . You’ll locate proposal in those pages. You’ll achieve a greater appreciation of divine tips and even perhaps know how it's possible you'll higher listen it on your personal life.”Yoga Journal
 
“I am moved and encouraged through this e-book, the readability and wonder of the lives lived in it, and the undying dharma it teaches.”—Jack Kornfield, writer of A course with Heart
 
“A wealthy resource of contemplation and notion [that] encourages readers . . . to find and completely pursue their internal self’s calling.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Fabulous . . . when you have ever questioned what your function is, this ebook is a smart advisor that can assist you in your path.”—YogaHara

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