If you’re feeling frustrated and exhausted by the way you make your living, or just have a gnawing question about whether something better might be waiting around the bend, Thomas Moore may have a solution for you. He says, “If your life is going along in a complete, unbroken straight line, it’s pretty hard to make a move in another direction. It’s when those breaks come along, where things don’t work out, and suddenly you’re left nowhere, not knowing which direction to go next; those can be very creative moments, simply because you have some space to make a move.” In this engaging conversation with an old friend, Care of the Soul author Thomas Moore explores how we care for our souls through the work we do. He points to unexpected signs that it might be time to reexamine your career choice, and offers reassurance with stories of how he and others have come through crises on the job to find fulfillment they never knew was lacking. If you’re feeling frustrated and exhausted by the way you make your living, or just have a gnawing question about whether something better might be waiting around the bend, Thomas Moore may have a solution for you. (hosted by Michael Toms)
Thomas Moore, Ph.D. was a monk for twelve years, a university professor. He is a musician and a psychotherapist and lectures widely on holistic medicine, spiritually, psychotherapy, and the arts. He has a Ph.D. in religion from Syracuse University.
He’s the author of:
- Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life (HarperPerennial 1994)
- The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love (Harper Perennial 1999)
- Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals (Gotham 2005)
- A Religion of One’s Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World (Gotham 2014)
To learn more about Thomas Moore’s work go to www.careofthesoul.net.
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- Why moving up the corporate ladder can be bad for your soul
- Why you might not trust your intuition
- What your relationships at home can tell you about the quality of your work
- How you can deal with a boss who overuses his or her power
- Why a terrible job might be the best thing that ever happened to you
- How times of chaos can give you the space you need to make a creative move
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 3/6/2008 Program Number: 3246