Firstly let me say that I think the best book ever written on Life purpose is My book “Innerwealth.” Free copy download here. (Innerwealth-Chris Walker – Ecopy copy) I’m not just blowing my own trumpet here, Although it certainly sounds like it, what I’m saying is that life purpose one is not enough. It’s the combination of vision, Inspiration, and purpose that makes the unique experience.
Vision engages the ego.
Inspiration satisfies the hunger for full engagement in whatever we are doing.
Purpose creates meaning.
However, I’ve just finished the book that I think really does an awesome job of explaining the whole essence of meaning and purpose romantically and with exceptional story telling. Two things that are missing from my Innerwealth book. (there’s enough meat in my book for a year’s self help reading because I left out the story stuff)
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 purpose—what 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 Gita—an 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 principles—including 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 you’re feeling lost in your own life’s journey, The Great Work of Your Life may provide you with answers to the questions you most urgently need addressed—and may help you to find and to embrace your true calling.