By Amy Weintraub – Published by LifeForce Yoga
“You cannot steer your dharma with the vehicle of self-will—the will of the small “s” self.”
– Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling
Do not read The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope, if you are not prepared to re-examine your life. I reviewed this book in the LifeForce Yoga Research and Reviews newsletter in 2012, but as I look back on books that have influenced me this past year, I can sense important ways that Cope’s book is still changing me. So I’m writing about it again. If, like me, you never want to stop growing, if you want your actions to be aligned with your most authentic expression of self, if you are fascinated by the elements that create a meaningful life of service and love in the world—and how they manifest in extraordinary lives like Beethoven, Harriet Tubman and Gandhi and ordinary lives like yours and mine, then this is a book you must read. Savor it, discuss it, read it out loud and let it be the basis for your next study group.