Sunday, August 08, 2010

Education journalist recommends A Life at Work

Professional writer and education journalist, George Lorenzo, recommends Thomas Moore's book about right livelihood on his site, Educational Pathways. In February, 2010 Lorenzo writes:
"Another book worth noting is A Life at Work by another one of my favorite nonfiction authors, Thomas Moore. This is an uplifting book that was written for people who are seekers, always on the lookout for how to make their lives more autonomous, masterful and purposeful, in line with their true ambitions and spiritual selves. It’s a short 180 pages, and I read it whenever I need a lift because it is a simple affirmation of what life is really all about. You can, indeed, become the person you were meant to be, and there will always be obstacles along that pathway that you need to experience in order to discover your purpose. That’s how I now look at the recent corporate experience I had – it was merely a learning-based obstacle along the educational pathway of what I really want to do with my life and work.

Moore explains how many people are working in jobs that he refers to as small in scope and so insignificant that they do not allow them to engage in their higher ideals. He says that staying in such a job freezes your spirit; you become stagnant, and you wind up retrogressing and unengaged in the visionary aspects of living."
Moore's book, A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You were Born to Do is published by Broadway Books, 2008.

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