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A New Way to Be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive Paperback – April 1, 2012
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About the Author
Robert V. Taylor is a nationally recognized leader, author, and sought after speaker who invests his life in helping individuals and organizations to realize their full human potential and impact in the world. Born and raised in South Africa, Robert saw firsthand the difference that could be made when oppressed people are given the freedom to discover their voices, trust their imaginations, and find the courage to be who they are. Robert continues to explore integrating personal spirituality and values-driven strategies with the question of how we each leave a footprint of compassion in the world--both at home and in the corporate marketplace. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Top Customer Reviews
And now, beautifully in sync with Louise Hay's work, comes Robert Taylor's spiritual guidance on releasing ourselves from the visible & invisible enclosures we create for ourselves. I find his book to be the perfect healing companion to Louise Hay's book.
I recommend this brilliant combination of books to all suffering from ailments in mind, body or spirit. They work great in meditation, offer authentic practices that heal and restore, and both provide gentle yet structured (and fun!) guidance on getting your ship back on course with full sails.
I'm finding joy in discovering new ways to be human. It's refreshing, releasing. Thank you, Robert Taylor, for sharing your story of courage and for reminding us of the unimaginable freedom & gifts awaiting each of us when we change from our old ways of being human.
The story opens with a foreword by The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, and Nobelist of Cape Town. The foreword challenges us to explain our identity. There are three steppingstones in this process. The first is to share your story to reveal yourself and where you are headed. The second is to share your experiences with others. The third part is to engage others in order to connect your story outside the traditional comfort zone. A famous Tao saying recognizes that: "The journey is the reward." Jesus Christ said: "I will be with you always."
The concept of the self is quite complex. The Id is the unit of the psyche, residing in the unconscious, that is the source of instinctive impulses which crave satisfaction in accordance with expectations of pleasure. The ego and the superego are modifiers before the instinctive impulses are given expression overtly. Sigmund Freud said that: "Where Id was, there
ego shall be".
A New Way To Be Human challenges us to channel these instinctive impulses outside of our normal comfort zones and into the experiential domain of shared experiences with others within our periphery. The African concept of Ubuntu recognizes that each person exists within the context of others. Your own heart is enlarged, changed, and renewed iteratively when you connect to relatives in the human family. Buddha said that: "The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great experience, validating humbling and uplifting all at once! Go for it, you can not lose by loving!
Robert V Taylor has taken memoir, spiritual formation, and wisdom writing and woven them together in a very accessible way - all while maintaining a challenge to reach beyond one's... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by katie
I thought it was wonderful, so good that I have bought and given copies to several friends and family members and they all loved it as well.Published on May 11, 2013 by JLK
A New Way to be Human by Robert V Taylor is a captivating and enlightening book. Once I started it I could not put it down and refer to it on a daily basis. Read morePublished on April 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer
A friend and I read this book together as a kind of study group and it was a wonderful experience. "A New Way to Be Human" helped us to see in what areas we needed to improve as... Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by P. McDonald
Self-help books and inspirational stories are plentiful: about as ubiquitous as ever. Over the years, there are only a few that have truly excited me but the new book by Robert V. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Cicero
Some passages I savor and highlight. I am inspired by this man's courage, vulnerability and transparency. HIs spiritual journey is heroic. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Frances J. Fisher