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Book Excerpts:

SpiritSite.com is pleased to offer excerpts from the following books.  You may click on a book's cover to begin, or on the links below:

Barbara Sher's I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

Barbara Sher's Live the Life You Love

Barbara Sher's It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now

Laurence Boldt's How to Find the Work You Love

Laurence Boldt's Zen and the Art of Making a Living

Laurence Boldt's The Tao of Abundance

Lewis Richmond's Work As a Spiritual Practice

Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Peace Pilgrim's Steps toward Inner Peace

Florence Shinn's The Game of Life and How to Play It

James Allen's As a Man Thinketh

Work and Career

Is there such thing as a "calling" in life?  Is there a way to combine work and service?  Is it possible to find work that feels like play?  Many great writers have tackled these questions, and presented their unique perspectives on them.  Below we have collected resources on the topic of work and career.  We will be including new resources as they are added to SpiritSite.com 

I Could Do Anything If...

Barbara Sher has made a career out of helping people to find fulfilling careers.  In I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was (read an excerpt), Ms. Sher challenges us to get in touch with what really makes us happy.

Other work/career books from Barbara Sher:
Live the Life You Love (read)
It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now (read)


How to Find the Work You Love

How do you find the courage to start the search for a new career? How do you tap into your own best resources to discover what you want to do and what you're good at? The insightful, clear How to Find the Work You Love (read an excerpt) offers simple yet profound strategies to help you answer those questions by focusing on four key elements to be sought in any life's work: Integrity, Service, Enjoyment, and Excellence.

Other work/career books from Laurence Boldt:
Zen and the Art of Making a Living (read)
The Tao of Abundance (read)


The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Deepak Chopra has written extensively about the mind and spirit as they relate to healing.  In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (read an excerpt), he demonstrates that the same principles that can foster healing can also increase harmony in work and daily life.


Work As A Spiritual Practice

Lewis Richmond is a Buddhist teacher, workshop leader, software entrepreneur, and musician/composer. He also served as an Executive Vice President of Smith & Hawken, Ltd.  In Work As a Spiritual Practice (read an excerpt), Mr. Richmond writes about integrating work and spirituality.

Other excellent writings on finding one's calling:

Peace Pilgrim's Steps toward Inner Peace (read)
Florence Scovel Shinn's The Game of Life... (read)
James Allen's As a Man Thinketh (read)