A Life at Work
The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do
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|Format:||Paperback, 208 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 02 April 2009|
The majority of us will spend longer each day in our respective workplace than we will at home. We all want to enjoy our professional lives, but many people feel dissatisfied at work and are asking 'Why am I doing what I'm doing?'. In A LIFE AT WORK bestselling author Thomas Moore uses his famous blend of spirituality and psychology to address the strong desire all of us have to feel fulfilled and satisfied by our work and careers. He explores the often difficult obstacles, road blocks and hardships of our own making that we go through on our way to discovering our deeper purpose. He also shares the struggles of great thinkers and artists who grappled with their own uncertainty before finding their calling, highlighting the timelessness of every individual's quest to find happiness in their career. For anyone who is questioning the professional path they have chosen, this poignant and practical meditation will help them discover the answers.
About the Author
Thomas Moore is the author of the phemonenal bestseller CARE OF THE SOUL. He lived as a Catholic monk for 12 years and later became a psychotherapist, with degrees in theology, musicology and religion. He now lectures extensively throughout the world.
A job is never just a job. It is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work.
In his latest book, Moore addresses what might be termed the question of vocation-something beyond mere work or tasks-as one of the deep, important, and shaping mysteries of life. It is not easy to work out exactly what Moore is saying here, except that finding a life's work is challenging and important. While Life's Work is not written with the urgency that made Moore's boffo best seller Care of the Soul so engaging, readers will respond to his consistent warmth. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
'Forget about the color of your parachute, here is a book that teaches you how to fly. Through ancient parable, contemporary therapy, personal vignette, and, above all, an uncommon sapience, Moore deftly guides through life's greatest quandary: Why have I been created? Give this book to yourself.' Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, author of KABBALAH: A LOVE STORY
In this slender volume, bestselling spiritual guru Moore (Care of the Soul) says that finding the right work, finding one's vocation, is also part of the care of the soul. Often Moore proves astute; for instance, he urges people to think about having not just one but a variety of callings. His consideration of the pleasures and foibles of friendship in the workplace is especially insightful. Although confident that even the most mundane job can be enjoyable and life-giving, Moore sets the question of vocation in a broader frame, suggesting that it is best addressed as a part of fashioning lives that are organically whole and meaningful. Though still influenced by Jung, Moore draws inspiration from a delightful array of sources, including Yeats, Socrates, and Rapunzel. The book's governing metaphor, alchemy, is often apt; Moore notes that both alchemy and finding a life's work require patience through a long refining process, and both are about the process, not just the end result. Often the comparison works; at other times, it's heavy-handed, and Moore also lapses into cliches ("take the past and own it"). Nonetheless, this will be of use to many people who seek joyful work and integrated lives. (Feb. 26) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Piatkus Books|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.17 kg)|