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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

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by Stephen Cope

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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 life’s true

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The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
KristyMcCaffrey More than 1 year ago
Stephen Cope uses teachings from the Bhagavad Gita to explore the idea of dharma. This can be defined as one's true calling, life path, or more simply, utilizing and accepting the spiritual gifts that God has bestowed. Through individual examples he showcases how getting close to your dharma isn't enough--such a state can cause suffering for yourself and those around you. It's every person's obligation to fulfill their purpose in life, not just for themselves but for humanity in general. You must hit your dharma head on. This is a wonderful book that will make you think about where you are in your own life. Mr. Cope offers insights into how others have found their dharma--Jane Goodall, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Susan B. Anthony, Camille Corot, John Keats, Marion Woodman, Beethoven, Harriet Tubman and Mohandas Ghandi. This book is a gem and I highly recommend it.
Vincent More than 1 year ago
I've read Stephen's other books prior to this and greatly anticipated this new work. The wait was worth it. This book, done in his accessible and conversational style is perhaps his best work. He has "translated" the Bhagavad Gita into language that is really understandable and most importantly to me, practical and applicable to my life. Books don't give you answers, but this book will certainly help you to start paying attention to what is important to you and hopefully help you realize you already have the answers. Thought provoking and well written.
Ang86 More than 1 year ago
This book has stories of remarkable people, who will inspire you to do better. It's refelective, poignant, and thoughtful. Hopefully, it will move you a little closer to your calling in life.
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telypido More than 1 year ago
Written in his signature conversational style, Stepen Cope once again shares personal insights as well as those of others of friends and mentors in this approachable exploration of the ancient spiritual classic, The Bhagavad Gita. I highly recommend this to yoginis, yogis and anyone else on a spiritual enrichment path. And, I can't wait to explore this teaching with Stephen himself at his workshop at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in January 2013, where the author is the Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living.