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Handbook for the Soul

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America's most celebrated spiritual writers offer inspiring words on the state of the soul today. This collection of more than thirty original essays addresses both the importance of caring for and nourishing the soul and the ways in which these individuals tend to their own souls on a day-to-day basis.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Back Bay Books (first published 1995)
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Kaye
This was an interesting collection. Some of the contributors had unique understandings of what the soul truly is. There were many good suggestions for "nourishing the soul" such as: meditation, music, appreciation of nature, scriptures, service, etc. One quote I liked was, "You may be good, but what are you good for? You've got to be good for something. You've got to be about some project, some task that requires you to be humble and obedient to the universal principles of service."
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only just started this book and on page 5 I already know this is going to be good. I identify with the words and idea of these pages...I am hooked in. I can't wait to finish it but don't want it to end, and it doesn't have to.
Marika
There are some very interesting stories included in this book. Also includes some great insights and ways to incorporate personal character goals into your life.
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