Lexington Herald Leader – Making the Details of Your Life Meaningful and Manageable

by Sunny Schlenger
Jossey-Bass. 139 pp. $14.95

Lexington Herald Leader
July 24, 2004 “If your time and space is primarily taken up with items that don’t support you in who you are today, your spirit may feel stifled and dusty,” Sunny Schlenger writes in Organizing for the Spirit. Instead of doling out advice for streamlining paperwork or organizing a sock drawer, this book instructs the reader to take a thorough inventory of all of one’s stuff and divide it into two categories: “Me” and “Not Me.” Next, the reader creates a list of “My Values,” choosing words such as “Challenge,” “Community” or “Adventure.” Finally, the reader must compare the lists. Additional exercises and suggestions help align material possessions with what’s most important in life. The goal is to take care of the responsibilities of day-to-day life while leaving room to nurture dreams that ignite one’s passion. In this book, “spirituality” involves discovering the true self, being authentic and contributing to the world.

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