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It's a Meaningful Life: It Just Takes Practice Paperback – March 1, 2001
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Having spent 35 years studying interfaith teachings, Lozoff speaks with a humble authority, drawing upon the wisdom of Buddhism as effortlessly as he quotes Saint Paul or recounts stories from Judaism. As a seeker, he knows what it takes to sustain a spiritual practice, which is why half of his book is devoted to this crucial task. Although he offers practical advice, he never falters into a superficial "how to" voice. Rather, Lozoff uses a spiritually mature narrative to demonstrate how life can be a meaningful process, instead of "a climb to the top." Essays include a practice for facing fears, mantras for everyday life, and a prayer of humility.
Where the first half of the book addresses the "Inner Journey of Communion," the second emphasizes "The Outer Path Toward Community." Considering his life work, such as offering spiritual guidance to prisoners, it is not surprising that Lozoff gives equal time to living a life of service. Starting with understanding one's life calling, and moving through commitments to loved ones and the greater world, this section sings with intelligence, nudging us beyond practice and into a life worth living. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
What truly amazes me is how Bo can keep writing with such relevance and power and yet never repeat his earlier books (which I also felt excelled in relevance and power...).
Rather than read as a novel, I've treated this as a workbook, savoring each point and companion exercise and then moving to the next one.
He has done this by providing an exemplar - his own life - and setting out twenty-six specific practices that can still our rancour and increase community and happiness.
Doing is NOT as easy as reading -- but the book lingered with me, and working with just one or two of the practices has, I believe, helped me to be more resilient and more dependable in stressful time, and has helped me make better choices about where to put my energy and resources.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some dopey ideas mixed with pop psychology. But if it gets you to thinking about your life, it has some benefit.Published 6 months ago by A Customer
This book is so full of compassionate thoughts and humble suggestions. It's worth reading over and over.Published 10 months ago by Brainstormer
Glad I found this one-it's a life-changer. Bo Lozoff was a good and faithful servant to the world-and he will be missed on this plane and he evolves on for all of us!Published 20 months ago by Douglas S. Haight
There are practices from different spiritual/religious traditions that give meaning and structure to a person's life. Read morePublished 21 months ago by annette k.
Reading the book for the a second time! I really enjoyed it.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer