Do you ever feel that if you weren't so busy you would be healthier, happier, more effective, more fulfilled… and maybe even a better person? In The Rhythm of Life Matthew Kelly exposes the lifestyle challenges and problems that face us in this age obsessed with noise, speed, and perpetual activity. In response, he proposes a lifestyle that promotes genuine well-being by attending to our legitimate needs - physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
From amidst an age inordinately preoccupied with doing and having, Kelly's message rings out with a truth that is challenging and unmistakably attractive - "Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have." Are you ready to meet the-best-version-of-yourself?
The Rhythm of Life is a brilliant and clear-eyed rejection of the chaotic lifestyle that has captured the world, written with common sense, humor, and extraordinary insight. Victor Hugo once wrote, "There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." In the present culture, The Rhythm of Life is that idea.
Once every twenty-five years or so, a book comes along that perfectly identifies our common search and struggle for happiness, and using powerful stories and practical examples teaches us how to find lasting happiness in a changing world. This is that book. Not since M. Scott Peck published The Road Less Traveled have we experienced a voice as refreshing and authentic as Matthew Kelly.
Kelly has a way of thinking and writing that cuts through the stifling clutter of our everyday lives and delivers a clarity that is both refreshing and liberating. Here are just a few of the timeless creeds that he introduces in The Rhythm of Life...
Table of Contents
PART ONE - WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM LIFE?
Everything Is a Choice
Do You Really Know What You Want?
The Happiness Paradox
Too Busy Doing What?
The Five Questions
The Meaning of Life
A New Perspective
PART TWO - FINDING YOUR GENIUS
The Gentle Voice Within
Understanding Our Legitimate Needs
Beyond Our Wants
Harnessing the Power of Our Needs and Desires
Everybody Is a Genius
PART THREE - THE-BEST-VERSION-OF-YOURSELF
Overwhelmed by Experts
The Enemy of Excellence: Minimalism
Are You Free?
Follow Your Star
Celebrating Your Unique Self
PART FOUR - DISCOVERING THE RHYTHM OF LIFE
Why Are We All So Busy?
What Can Creation Teach Us About Ourselves?
PART FIVE - IT'S ALL ABOUT ENERGY
Our Most Valuable Resource
Creating the Rhythm
The Three Instruments
Sleep: The Foundation of Energy
The First Instrument
The Sacred Hour
The Second Instrument
The Seventh Day
The Third Instrument
The Art of Slowing Down
PART SIX - THE WAY OF EXCELLENCE
A Childhood Lesson
What Is Success to You?
Why Are They Successful at Everything?
1. The Knowledge Principle
2. The Dream Principle
3. The Vision Principle
4. The Life Principle
5. The Thought Principle
6. The Dedication Principle
7. The Belief Principle
8. The People Principle
9. The Communication Principle
10. The Final Principle
The Ten Principles of Excellence
PART SEVEN - LIVING THE LIFE YOU WERE BORN TO LIVE
Enjoy the Journey
Be the Difference That Makes the Difference
Leaders, Critics, Dreamers, and the Future
How Do You Perceive the World?
Can You Hear the Music?
The Measure of Your Life Will Be the _Measure of Your Courage
Let Your Light Shine!
|By:||Kim (Rockford, MI, February 8, 2012)|
|Review:||Awesome, Life changing book!|
|By:||A Sister and Friend (Lima, OH, August 30, 2010)|
|Review:||I not only personally was impacted by this book, but have bought a copy for my brother and my mom. It is LIFE CHANGING!!! Pros: This is a MUST READ|
|By:||Susan (Indianapolis, November 19, 2008)|
|Review:||I bought the audio book and I listen to it over and over and each time I learn something new. I use the ideas in my classroom as well as with my own kids. Pros: High Quality|