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"A quiet but memorable addition to the inspirational field, this book has the quality of a finely worked homily. The writing displays a gentle wisdom and economy of style that leaves the reader curious for more insight into the author's Quaker philosophy." - (Publishers Weekly)
I've now listened three times. I've learned a remarkable lot about myself in relation to my job and who I am. This is a great book filled with deep insights. If you are dissatisfied about your job and perhaps complaining about the shortcomings of your employer, this book may open up a whole new dimension to what is going on in you. It is one of the most profound spiritual teachings that I have ever had the good fortune to experience. I'm journaling about what I've learned about myself. Palmer guides us to be honest about ourselves in order that we may begin to find freedom from our boogie-men. The narator is great too.
Parker Palmer sheds light onto the shadow in us all which gets a very bad rap in these times. The linking of vocation and self and how it's essential to becoming our true self is quite poetic. Excellent read.
His Quaker beliefs infuse this book, so may be a barrier to the committed atheist. However, an interesting approach to purpose.
Yes, this is a solid book for examining the way we live and make life's decisions.
His chapter and perspectives on depression were unique and very insightful.
This guy's amazing. He makes you visualize punctuation!
I'm not an extreme person. :/
This book makes you think about your life and it's direction in a wonderful way.
I was encouraged by some positive reviews and thought it might be interesting to find out what I *really* should be doing after being in the same career for the last 30 years.... This book is more for younger folks just starting out on a career path. If you're later in life, you've heard all this (IMHO) and you might as well learn to make the best of what you have and build on the parts of your current vocation like best.
Although this is a book about vocation, Palmer makes a connection between depression and trying to be something other than one's true self. His take is much more nuanced than I can present here, and it is well worth a listen.
Book of wonderful insights and food for thought. Easy to listen to. Expect to listen to it many more times to actually absorb the many truths and wisdom shared.
I am amused at how similar Stefan's voice is to Parker Palmer's - not the same, but close enough to make you pause. Great, clear reading with the same humility with which Palmer writes. So much good stuff in the book to think about, too. I think I'm going to listen to it again now.
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