Stephen Cope is a renowned psychotherapist, senior Kripalu Yoga teacher, founder and Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living (the largest yoga research institute in the West), and author of the critically acclaimed new book is The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling.
In this fast-paced age, the often overwhelming realities of daily life may leave you feeling uncertain about how to realize your life’s true purpose — what spiritual teachers call dharma. But yoga master Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must, in fact, discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self.
In The Great Work of Your Life, Cope describes the process of unlocking the unique possibility harbored within every human soul. The secret, he asserts, can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita — an ancient allegory about the path to dharma, told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna. Cope takes readers on a step-by-step tour of this revered tale, and in order to make it relevant to contemporary readers, he highlights well-known Western lives that embody its central principles — including such luminaries as Jane Goodall, whose life trajectory shows us the power of honoring The Gift; Walt Whitman, who listened for the call of the times; Susan B. Anthony, whose example demonstrates the power of focused energy; John Keats, who was able to let his desire give birth to aspiration; and Harriet Tubman, whose life was nothing if not a lesson in learning to walk by faith. This essential guide also includes everyday stories about following the path to dharma, which illustrate the astonishingly contemporary relevance and practicality of this classic yogic story.
If you’re feeling lost in your own life’s journey, The Great Work of Your Life may provide you with answers to the questions you most urgently need addressed — and may help you to find and to embrace your true calling. One of the most powerful quotations from The Great Work Of Your Life is taken from the Gospel of Thomas, which reads: “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” You can purchase your own copy of Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life on Amazon, and for more amazingness from Stephen be sure to visit his Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living at Kripalu.org and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.