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""Needleman is much loved and respected by his hundreds of inquiring students. He himself is a sower of spiritual seeds.""

About the Author

Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and the author of many books, including "The Essential Marcus Aurelius", "Why Can't We Be Good?", "The American Soul", "The Wisdom of Love", "Time and the Soul", "The Heart of Philosophy", "Lost Christianity", and "Money and the Meaning of Life."
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; Reprint edition (April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576752518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576752517
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #807,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Bill Godfrey on February 22, 2005
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This is very far from being a conventional time management book. It is much better than that. You will not find 'seven steps to taking control of your time' or anything like that.

Jacob Needleman is a highly regarded philosopher and this is a serious work of philosophy, with strong overtones of Taoist or Zen approaches. Like those, it is a practical guide, but not the sort of easy guide that is most commonly found in the management literature.

It is based on the distinction between the Ego and the Self and argues that our crisis of business and stress is closely related to neglect of the search for the Self. The author's practical advice is built around developing a habit of mind that gives honour to reflection and a degree of detachment.

There is, of course, much more in this short book than that. There are times when one wonders whether the narrative is leading anywhere, followed by flashes of recognition. It is well worth considering if you are open to philosophical and sometimes counter-intuitive guidance. Certainly, it helps to show that the approach to 'time management' of relentlessly increasing your efficiency at filling your day with more things is inevitably counter-productive, and it offers a difficult but practical alternative route to a sane outlook and a sane life.
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This book goes beyond the typical "self-help" books, and reaches to a deeper spiritual and metaphysical level. I like that he incorporates quotes and thoughts from sources such as the Bible and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and includes additional reading suggestions such as Kant and Kiekegaard. This has the right amount of modern reading and philosophical reference. It's never too deep, but then again, goes beyond the simple approaches of other books, for a great balance. I just wish it was in hardbound edition, with larger margins. It's a good one to highlight for reference and thoughts to meditate on.

I definitely want to read more material by Mr. Needleman. He comes across as a deep, wise, almost-fatherly figure, with a humble and welcoming approach to teaching and instructing.
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Time and the Soul is more than a book, it is a deep meditation experience. Dr. Needleman is a wise, authentic guide calling us back to our lost Self and suggesting practical ways to remember who we really are. I keep this book close by and when my spiritual quest feels a bit dry, I return here and find my inspiration renewed. This is the book I most often share with family and friends who are fellow seekers. Today I am ordering five more copies.
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If you want to find more joy in your life, read this book. It's short, but gives you a lot of food for thought. It's no quick fix, but it does give you ideas for making your everyday life more satisfying. John Cleese's foreword really says it all: it's NOT a self-help book, it's a Self help book.

The book is by Jacob Needleman. John Cleese only wrote the foreword.
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Jacob Needleman has written an unbelievable book. I didn't think anything can surpass The Power Of Now, but this has. He writes in simple prose while contributing a fairy tale story as the metaphorical dialog. There are many times when I had to put the book down and absorb what I had just read. I get chills. He explains and simplifies what I have always felt and now can reveal and let go of. A fascinating book that should be a constant companion .
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Time and the Soul is simply one of the most important books I've ever read. I discovered it in an airport bookstore several years ago and consumed it in a single reading over a long flight. Its impact on me was profound - literally changing my life through being reawakened to the knowledge that there was so much more to my existence than the "outer world" concerns that were taking up so much of my time and energy.

Several years then passed until I "discovered" it again on my bookshelf. In the second reading, I gained so much additional insight that I often felt as though I had not actually read (or absorbed) this book's profound content in the first reading. From this second reading, I began a daily practice of Needleman's exercise of "stepping back." This one practice transformed my experience of time and of the quality of my life and led my down the path of developing my own ideas on how to create a life of meaning, which were ultimately published in my own book. Beyond this practice was a deepening of my life - physical, spiritual, emotional - and a true sense of pervading joy.

Today, as I stand on the threshold of 2008, I have just completed my third reading. I can honestly say that, once again, it is as though I have found a new level, a new depth, and an intensity of meaning in this profound work. Jacob Needleman is a true teacher; one whose message, whose insight, and whose gift in communication are unsurpassed in my opinion.

If you read this book using only your mind, you may find it interesting, but without real impact. But if you will open your heart, your spirit, your soul, you can find in this book the answers to your most important questions and a path to true joy and the awakening nourishment of your soul.

Jim Huling author of
Choose Your Life!: A Powerful, Proven Method for Creating the Life You Want
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