The book builds on the philosophy of other psycho-spiritual works, such as Neil Walshs Conversations with God and James Redfields Celestine Prophecy, and it accomplishes three important effects by:
1) awakening readers to their true identity;
2) helping them discover their souls ultimate purpose and destiny; and
3) providing practical steps for integrating and applying these insights to all areas of their lives.
As a 'how to' book, each of its chapters is designed to deepen the readers' intellectual and experiential understanding. Readers proceed, layer by layer and at a pace of their own choosing until they reach a profound awareness of 'self.' Those who have practised this process report experiencing increased self-esteem, improved health and decreased stress. In addition, they confirm enhanced intuitive abilities and generally a richer appreciation of life.
Primarily, The Art of Purposeful Being is structured around mythology, allegory, self-disclosure, client case histories and dialogues. In addition, it uses scientific studies, diagrams, visualizations and meditative exercises, each chapter ending with a questionnaire for self-evaluation. The final chapter (12) summarizes the book through a narrative describing a healer who learns that through the art of purposeful being one can transcend the need for healing and live a life of continuous joy.
The Art of Purposeful Being is on the leading edge of spiritual and psychological development, since it challenges current thinking about healing, love, spirituality and concepts of self.' It also gives new perspectives on career choices and lifes purpose.
“This is a book about practical spirituality, an inquiry into personal meaning. I experience a respect for the reader, inviting and encouraging self-investigation without being preachy or doctrinaire. I like this book.”—John (Jock) Herbert Ross McKeen, Physician, cofounder of The Haven Institute, with Bennet Wong on Gabriola Island B.C..