From the beginning, Ray's course had a more profound impact on graduates than he'd ever intended. They seemed to blossom, to have access to some secret source of energy and inspiration. They found new ways to contribute to their organizations, thrived on diversity, fought gracefully, treated others with compassion, acceptance, appreciation, and respect. As one graduate put it, "This is transformation that works and lasts."
Ray came to realize that his creativity course was helping people discover what he calls their "highest goal"-the one force that gives real meaning to your life, that speaks to the very core of your being. It's what makes you feel connected, motivated and sustained. It has nothing to do with worldly success or achievement, but Ray found that all of the successful people who had been through his course had a sustained connection to it. In fact, it was what they ultimately attributed their success to.
Here, through practical exercises, stories and reflections, Ray helps you discover your own highest goal. By getting in touch with this inner resource, following a path in tune with it, and letting it inform your every decision, you'll vastly improve not only your own life, but also the lives of everyone around you. Ray shows you how to open this inner font of creativity, compassion, and courage. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was recently laid off, and instead of being depressed, I felt relieved. That was a sign that showed me I wasn't doing what I was meant to be doing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by AZMEERA MOKHTAR
Plain excellent! I bought the book in 2006 but actually ended up reading it in 2011. I immediately regretted I haven't read this book so much earlier. Read morePublished on November 2, 2011 by Caufrier Frederic
I liked the concept of this book but I liked the exercises and experiments more. He has something he calls "Live withs" which are things like not judging or Do what you love, love... Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by Ann S
Michael Ray has nailed it! The highest goal as he describes it is what some might call their unique calling or the deep yearning that lies at the very core of their being. Read morePublished on November 20, 2007 by John Renesch - "The Great Growing Up"
I recently read on Google that a thousand books are published every day in the United States. However, in my opinion, there are only a very few that are personally... Read morePublished on April 20, 2007 by Andrew J. Guinosso
If you experience a lack of connection between what you love doing - what you are genetically and physically programmed to do - and your work, the misalignment can make you... Read morePublished on July 12, 2006 by Rolf Dobelli
Michael Ray, a professor at Stanford University, has some wonderful ideas for living fully in the present. Read morePublished on February 28, 2006 by Alicia Marie
This book is full of eastern religious philosophy and has little to do with reaching your highest goal. Read morePublished on February 10, 2006 by tofuman215
I had a personal encounter with Michael, until then a stranger to me, in which he turned my criticism of something he had done into positive feedback for himself and as an... Read morePublished on October 21, 2005 by Chris Newham