Thursday, October 14, 2010

Live the depth and value of daily soulfulness

Beginning last Thursday’s blog post with "Life is difficult. This is not a news flash, and yet we are confronted with a daily barrage of how wonderful your life "should" be," Sherry Gaba writes about Thomas Moore’s unique response in "Living in Discontent: Masochism or the True Key to Happiness?" by stating, "But Thomas Moore, therapist and author, posits that we are looking to all the wrong things and people for the joie de vivre that slips through our fingers." Gaba shares a quote by Moore in his book, Care of the Soul with readers:
"Care of the soul is a continuous process that concerns itself not so much with 'fixing' a central flaw as with attending to the small details of everyday life, as well as to major decisions and changes ... the first point to make about care of the soul is that it is not primarily a method of problem solving. Its goal is not to make life problem-free, but to give ordinary life the depth and value that come with soulfulness."