The Way of Transition: Embracing Life’s Most
Difficult Moments. Cambridge, MA: Perseus, 2001.
are beginnings and endings all the way along the path. You are constantly
letting go of who you thought you were and how you thought
life would be….There
is no beginning that doesn’t require an ending, and no ending
that doesn’t make possible a new beginning.”
Mihaly. Finding Flow. New York: Basic Books, 1977.
choice is simple: between now and the inevitable end of our days,
we can choose to live or to die….if we don’t take charge
of its direction, our life will be controlled by the outside
to serve the purpose
of some other agency. So what does ‘to live’ mean
in this context?…It
must mean to live in fullness, without waste of time and
potential, expressing one’s uniqueness, yet participating
intimately in the complexity of the cosmos. This book will
of living in this manner.”
Fritz, Robert. The
Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in
Your Own Life. New York:
Faucett Columbine, 1989.
is a profound difference between problem solving and creating. Problem
solving is taking action to have something go away –the problem.
Creating is taking action to have something come into being– the
The Adult Years: Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal. San Francisco:
"This book is an
effort to provide both guidance and wisdom. We will explore ways
an adult today can establish a life course, construct durable life
chapters, manage life and career changes and transitions, engage in lifelong
and training, live an anticipatory life rather than a reactive one,
master the art
of self-renewal, and contribute to planetary renewal.”
David. Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going. Berleley:
Conari Press, 1998.
"Stopping…moments of remembering, awareness,
and contemplation – these
life-giving, urgently important moments that slow life down so
that we don’t
miss the important parts – are rare for us now. The good
and hopeful news is that we can make intentional choices to make
happen for ourselves.
can place the seemingly blank spaces, the spaces that help us
to learn important things, between the events of life.”
Parker. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
"From autumn’s profligate
seedings to the great spring giveaway, Nature teaches a steady
lesson: if we want to save our lives, we cannot
them but must spend them with abandon.”
David. Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as Pilgrimage of Identity.
NY: Riverhead Books, 2001.
“To have a firm persuasion in our work – to
feel that what we do is right for ourselves and
good for the world at the exactly same time – is one of the great triumphs
of human existence.”