In essence, it is our soul that Moore speaks of, and it is his unwavering conviction that our greatest task is to stay true to our original selves. Using a highly approachable format of brief essays (two to four pages), Moore offers his reflections on how to do just that. Each essay leads with a thought, such as, "Life needs a point of entry, a crack in our defenses" or, "Beneath the favorite tale of the moment a deeper story always lies waiting to be told." From there Moore moves into the eloquent depths of his ruminations on the original self--words that are beautiful and provocative yet never heady or bogged down with self-importance. In fact, his writing manages to be simultaneously poetic and pragmatic--the signature of a great thinker and humanitarian. Each essay is illustrated with a woodblock print, offering further meditation on a theme. Moore openly admits that he hopes this book will become a keeper--one that dwells on a household's shelf of lifetime books. No doubt it will Mr. Moore, somewhere between Emerson and Thoreau. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Terrific and meditative...Care of the Soul is my next book by Thomas MoorePublished 2 months ago by David J. Reedy
Thomas Moore is an author who provides insights into life... A daily reader...Published 3 months ago by V. J. Luna
Insightful and delightful! Short vignettes are perfect for part of a daily meditation practice. One of my favorites.Published 3 months ago by Clare Sano
Wonderful author. Gentle, yet direct and offers nonjudgemental philosophy and insights for dealing with the shadowy parts of our egos.Published 9 months ago by Sharene Schwarz
Thomas Moore is one of my favorite writers to connect with when I am desondent -- this is a great addition to my library.Published 9 months ago by Janet S. Cowan
We in the West tend to be not so comfortable with paradox as people from Eastern cultures. Those of us in the West who are poets (dare I say somewhat mystical? Read morePublished 10 months ago by Judith A. Wilson