If you’re looking for a career guide for your soul, add Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life to your summer reading list. Cope, the author of Yoga and the Quest for True Self, has distinguished himself once again with his skill of applying Eastern philosophy to the problems of modern life. Make no mistake, this is not a book that simply presents lofty ideas. To be sure readers will get a wonderful introduction to the Bhagavad Gita, but will also be able to put its main principles “to work.” By the last chapter, readers will have examined the following suggestions for finding meaning and motivation at work, and will have enjoyed a glimpse in to the lives of some inspiring “workers”: Find your dharma, do it “full out“, let go of the fruits fo your actions, and hand them over to god. The Great Work of Your Life is a guide for following your heart at work. Through stories of historical luminaries and every day people, you will gain insight into committing yourself to the task while getting your ego out of the way. In this way we can all find great satisfaction and make lasting contributions.
The Great Work of Your Life is full of suggestions for finding meaning and motivation at work and will give glimpses into the struggles and victories of some of the world’s greatest “workers”
- Find you Dharma
- Do it full out
- Let go of the fruits of your actions
- Hand them over to God.
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