A 'dark night of the soul' is not a psychological syndrome, but a quest for meaning during life's darkest hours: the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, ageing and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing dissatisfaction with life. Thomas Moore's extensive experience as a psychologist and theologian has taught him that the dark night is a challenge to restore ourselves and to become someone of substance, depth and soul. By using these trying times as an opportunity to reflect and delve into the soul's deepest needs, we can find a new understanding of life's meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul has its roots in a favourite chapter in Thomas Moore's million copy bestseller, Care of the Soul. In this beautifully-written and thought-provoking work he explores our contemporary anxieties and insecurities and shows how these metaphoric dark nights can become transforming rites of passage.
Depuis des siècles, le golf passionne tout le monde. Il y a quelque chose d'énigmatique à propos de ce jeu qui le place dans une classe à part de tous les autres sports. Fortement astreint à des règles d'étiquette sévères, et pourtant souvent joué en solitaire, le golf met vraiment à l'épreuve le corps, la tête et l'esprit.
Par ce recueil de 18 courtes histoires, Le Gourou du golf célèbre peut-être l'un des enjeux athlétiques les plus populaires. Thomas Moore nous démontre comment le golf peut être une métaphore parfaite pour la vie elle-même - indéfiniment mystérieuse, joyeuse et fascinante - bien que ce soit frustrant par moments, exaspérant et intolérable.
Rempli d'humour et d'inspiration, Le Gourou du golf saisit la gamme des émotions associées à l'ardente détermination de ses joueurs, la recherche du sens derrière des moments calmes. Il révèle aussi les difficultés qui mettent notre patience au défi, de même que les victoires qui rendent le jeu et la vie dignes d'être vécus.
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L'auteur à succès et psychothérapeute Thomas Moore a écrit de nombreux livres sur la spiritualité, dont Soul Mates, Dark Nights of the Soul, A Life at Work, et le bestseller du New York Times Le soin de l'âme. Son dernier livre, Writing in the Sand, a gagné en 2010 le prix Book for a Better Life pour le meilleur livre spirituel.
A job is never just a job. It is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work.
In Thomas Moore's groundbreaking book Care of the Soul, he wrote of "the great malady of the twentieth century...the loss of soul." That bestselling work taught readers ways to cultivate depth, genuineness, and soulfulness in their everyday lives, and became a beloved classic. Now, in A Life's Work, Moore turns to an aspect of our lives that looms large in our self-regard, an aspect by which we may even define ourselves--our work. The workplace, Moore knows, is a laboratory where matters of soul are worked out. A Life's Work is about finding the right job, yes, and it is also about uncovering and becoming the person you were meant to be.
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.
A Life's Work is a beautiful rumination, realistic and poignant, and a comforting and exhilarating guide to one of life's biggest dilemmas and one of its greatest opportunities.
TheNew York Timesbestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow-up to his classicCare of the Soul.Something essential is missing from modern life. Many whove turned away from religious institutionsand others who have lived wholly without religionhunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religions strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. InA Religion of Ones Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.Two decades ago, MooresCare of the Soultouched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. InA Religion of Ones Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life. Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances. Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence.At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle,A Religion of Ones Ownpoints the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection.
Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the difference.
Our lives are filled with emotional tunnels: the loss of a loved one or end of a relationship, aging and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing sense of dissatisfaction with life. Society tends to view these 'dark nights' in clinical terms as obstacles to be overcome as quickly as possible. But Moore shows how honoring these periods of fragility as periods of incubation and positive opportunities to delve the soul's deepest needs can provide healing and a new understanding of life's meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage, revealing an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as:
- The healing power of melancholy
- The sexual dark night and the mysteries of matrimony
- Finding solace during illness and in aging
- Anxiety, anger, and temporary Insanities
- Linking creativity, spirituality, and emotional struggles
- Finding meaning and beauty in the darkness
Praise for Last Chance to Get It Right!
"Tom Moore is one of the capable professionals who made me look good in the last thirty years of my forty-five year career at A.G. Edwards & Sons. He has put together a primer which should help both new and veteran investors understand financial markets and alternatives, and gain a direction and common-sense approach to their estate planning."
-Benjamin F. Edwards III, Chairman Emeritus
A. G. Edwards & Sons
"Tom Moore's grasp of the problems of retirement planning is superb; his methods of solving those problems unrivalled."
-Richard Austin, past president of Templeton Funds Annuity Company
currently a Retirement Income Planning Consultant
"Tom has spelled out in plain English, just what it takes to create and implement a successful retirement plan. Boomers and non-boomers alike, will find his step-by-step road map very helpful."
-M. Ellen Simmons, JD, CPA
Between Social Security uncertainty and uneasiness in the stock market, Americans today face a more uncertain financial future than at any time in decades. Ironically, our response to this growing emergency is to spend more, save less, and put off necessary preparations until tomorrow.
Buckle up, because tomorrow has arrived. Last Chance to Get It Right! outlines a step-by-step program designed to help you:
* Increase the size of your nest egg-for a long, enjoyable retirement
* Slash your income tax bill-both today and throughout your life
* Reduce your estate taxes-to preserve the assets you fought so hard to build
Are you truly prepared for the financial future facing you and your family? Let Last Chance to Get It Right! give you the knowledge and tools you need to stop making financial mistakes today-and put more money in your pocket tomorrow.