Moore comments about writing A Life at Work
A Life at Work:
The Joy of Discovering What You were Born to Do
by Thomas Moore
Published: February 26, 2008
Dimensions: 208 Pages
Published By: Broadway Books
News about contemporary American writer of Care of the Soul, A Religion of One's Own, and Gospel: The Book of Matthew.
"Numina was founded and is centered at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa. We are grounded in our delight in imagery and the senses, joy in color and sound, and pleasure in drama and poetry. Our conviction is that any aspect of creation can point beyond itself to the divine. The spirit of God may be found wherever the full dimensions of life are being explored. We are dedicated to that exploration through the arts."Call Copperfield’s Books at 707 578-8938 or the Numina Center at 707 579-3079 for more information.
"Care of the soul," [Moore] has written, "requires craft — skill, attention, and art. To live with a high degree of artfulness means to attend to the small things that keep the soul engaged in whatever we are doing." This is exactly what we will be doing in "Practicing Spirituality with Thomas Moore," a 40-day e-course beginning Monday, February 11, 2008 and running through March 21. Each daily email will offer a brief quotation from Moore's writings and a practice suggested by this teaching. In addition, subscribers to this e-course will be invited to participate in a private "Practice Circle" where you can dialogue with other participants from around the world about your experiences with the practices."Barque readers who sign up for the e-course may want to share some of their discussion in the Barque forum for members not participating directly in this online offering.
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"Moore reveals the quest to find a life’s work in all its depth and mystery. All jobs, large and small, long-term and temporary, he writes, contribute to your life’s work. A particular job may be important because of the emotional rewards it offers or for the money. But beneath the surface, your labors are shaping your destiny for better or worse. If you ignore the deeper issues, you may not know the nature of your calling, and if you don’t do work that connects with your deep soul, you may always be dissatisfied, not only in your choice of work but in all other areas of life. Moore explores the often difficult process — the obstacles, blocks, and hardships of our own making — that we go through on our way to discovering our purpose, and reveals the joy that is our reward. He teaches us patience, models the necessary powers of reflection, and gives us the courage to keep going."Rabbi Lawrence Kushner recommends the book by writing, "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."