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A call to action to live a life full of goodness and purpose from one of TarcherPerigee's most talented spiritual voicesHuman beings often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness...and just plain goodness. This struggle drives many to depression, addictive tendencies, or even self-destruction. Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle need not be an arduous or painful one -- that through garden-variety acts of kindness, faith, and compassion we can create beautiful lives. Using stories, personal examples, tips, and exercises, this book will guide the reader to realize that wherever they are, they can create meaning and beauty in their life and in the world. Viljoen provides deep insights into how we can live happier lives including:* How life is a paradox of both wholeness and brokenness* How caring about the ordinary things causes extraordinary life experiences* How society's messages about perfection distract us from our ordinary goodness* How faith is a muscle that must be exercised* How in moments of exasperation we sometimes lose our composure, and how that is nothing to be ashamed about* How ordinary goodness leads to a redefining of DivinityPeople spend much of their lives trying to be fulfilled and happy.



About the Author

Edward Viljoen

Dr. Edward graduated as a Sonoma County Law Enforcement Chaplain in April 1999, received a Doctorate of Divinity from Centers for Spiritual Living and was awarded the much-respected Ernest Holmes Award for exemplary demonstration of the teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes.

Among his passions as a minister is helping other ministers and has served the Ongoing Ministers Education Conference for 10 years. Other passions include music, cats, essential oils, science fiction and leading people on tours to places in the world to experience new cultures and new ways of understanding the Divine.



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