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The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose Paperback – February 8, 1993
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"The Life-Purpose System is absolutely amazing in its predictive value. It will help you sort out your life and guide you on the path of fulfillment."
--Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind) --Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Best-selling author Millman invites readers into the world of The Life Purpose System, a method of life-purpose analysis that is similar to numerology yet more practical, using the time of our birth as the indicator of right livelihood. Millman doesnt stop at discussing the eleven basic life paths or their several variations, but has much to say about the influence of spiritual laws, from flexibility and balance to discipline and perfection. Issues of relationship and the cycles of life complete this ambitious work. -- Napra Trade Journal, Holiday 1993
The book is irresistibly accurate and helpful. Liz Bob says check it out. -- Liz Bob, New Leaf Magazine, January/February 1996
There's no doubt I'm a Dan Millman fan - I've reviewed his last three books in the pages of this magazine. His latest book, The Life You Were Born to Live, is by far the most comprehensive and helpful primer for changing non-productive patterns of behavior.
Millman's Life-Purpose System is designed to help you find new meaning, purpose and direction to your life. As a student of numerology, at first glance I thought it might just be an advanced numerological textbook, but upon further study I discovered a deeply-rooted tool to self-analysis (10 years of psychotherapy in 422 pages). By first calculating your Life Path number, (I'm a 24/6) you can determine your life purpose. Mine is Vision and Acceptance. Others might have to work on Trust and Openness, or Expression and Sensitivity, but Millmans book makes you realize that no matter what your life purpose is, you can attain it.
My life purpose is to accept myself and others for their imperfection. When I read the description about myself, I was shocked. It told me everything that I often feel about myself but have not understood before. Instead of doing my best and letting it go, I often get bogged down in the process. As a result, things, and sometimes people, never quite come up to my expectations and I am always disappointed.
As with all of Millman's books, there are only positive affirmations and ways to improve your feelings and actions. For each number combination, Millman helps you to understand your life purpose by working on health and relationship issues and determining your talents, work and financial abilities, as well as keys to fulfilling your destiny. All come together to allow you to truly understand yourself and the laws of spirituality that can change your life for the better.
Like all regimens of study, Millman's Life Purpose System has to be practiced to be effective. In my case I saw that part of my problem is wanting things to happen immediately, and not wanting to wait for the process to take effect. I think I have taken the first baby step in trying to change, first by reading Millman's book and then by writing this review without worrying about whether is was perfect or not. (Well, maybe worrying a little) -- J. Renee Lobenfeld, Whole Life Times, November 1993
From the Publisher
To our readers: The books we publish are our contribution to an emerging world based on cooperation rather than on competition, on affirmation of the human spirit rather than on self-doubt, and on the certainty that all humanity is connected. Our goal is to touch as many lives as possible with a message of hope for a better world. - Hal and Linda Kramer, Publishers
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profile of my personal birth number, I was stunned. It described me to a "T" and
gave me much food for thought, as well as a sense of direction.
When I loaned it to a friend, she claimed to be turned off because it described
her own personality as a "caregiver." Well.....she IS a caregiver and she disliked
facing the truth; but she also failed to look at all the solutions and directions
that are offered by Mr. Millman. Excellent book.
Fact is, this book helped me get on top of some things about me that I was seriously confused & somewhat troubled about, with lots of self doubt concerning certain current matters in my life. It helped me name things better & it was right. Just the naming led me to insight & relief. I saw me in context more clearly. Then I could start on doing more work on bettering or accepting myself with Millman's guidance & other sources of help I draw on.