Saturday, June 30, 2018

Ask yourself deeply: What does the soul want?

At the beginning of this month, Holly Mae Haddock asks and answers "What Is Suffering Good For? Practicing Care of The Soul" in a post on the site for Villa Kali Ma, Residential Treatment for Women in San Diego, California.

Haddock bases her observations on Thomas Moore's book Care of the Soul as she describes differences between living from ego and living from soul. She writes:
"I love Thomas Moore’s point of view. He understands the fundamental quandary that those of us in recovery are in, once addiction sets us on our spiritual path. The quandary is exasperatingly, beautifully simple: sometimes our soul needs something that our ego doesn’t want."
Haddock offers an earlier post about James Hillman's work called "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of The Soul’s Code.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Reviewer recommends Moore's book about aging

At the beginning of this month, Marilyn Murray Willison writes "The Ageless Soul", a favourable review of Thomas Moore's new book, Ageless Soul. She concludes:
"If you find yourself struggling with the higher number that greets you each birthday, I can't think of another author who is better equipped to provide a better perspective than Moore. In the nicest possible way, he reminds us that trying to fight the natural process of growing old is a futile activity. He urges us to embrace the process of becoming an elder and put that stage into action as a friend, a grandparent, a healer, a mentor and the creator of a worthwhile life and legacy."