Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion

By Gregg Levoy
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20.47 Hours 01/01/2015 unabridged
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Discover—or rediscover—your passion for life. What inspires passion in your life and what defeats it? How do you lose it and how do you get it back? In this exuberant and compelling book, Gregg Levoy, bestselling author of Callings, explores how you can cultivate not just a specific passion, but passion as a mindset that helps bring vitality to all your engagements, from work and relationships to creativity and spiritual life. Vital Signs examines the endless tug-of-war between passion and security, the wild and the tame, our natural selves and our conditioned selves, and shows us how to stay engaged with the world and resist the downward-pulling forces that can drain our vitality. Vital Signs also encourages courageous inquiry into our dispassion—where we’re numb, depressed, stuck, and bored in our lives—so that we can rework these tendencies in ourselves and claim our rightful inheritance of vitality.

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Summary

Summary

Discover—or rediscover—your passion for life.

What inspires passion in your life and what defeats it? How do you lose it and how do you get it back? In this exuberant and compelling book, Gregg Levoy, bestselling author of Callings, explores how you can cultivate not just a specific passion, but passion as a mindset that helps bring vitality to all your engagements, from work and relationships to creativity and spiritual life.

Vital Signs examines the endless tug-of-war between passion and security, the wild and the tame, our natural selves and our conditioned selves, and shows us how to stay engaged with the world and resist the downward-pulling forces that can drain our vitality. Vital Signs also encourages courageous inquiry into our dispassion—where we’re numb, depressed, stuck, and bored in our lives—so that we can rework these tendencies in ourselves and claim our rightful inheritance of vitality.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The topic is stimulating…and Levoy’s faith that we can all find passion in our lives is genuinely stirring.” Publishers Weekly
“This magnificent work brimming with gorgeous prose and life enhancing stories and insights, reveals how the cultivation of passion is key to the energy, love, creativity, health, and just about everything else that is good and true in our existence.” Jean Houston, PhD, author of The Possible Human
“Our society seems increasingly obsessed with security and playing it safe in every area of life. But along with this trend often comes a deadening and listlessness in living…Vital Signs is a marvelous corrective to this trend. If you could use more passion, wonder, awe, and the sheer juice of being alive, this is your book.” Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind
“A yearning for passionate, engaged living is deep in our souls. That means living with more active appreciation, awe, delight, and fascination—and with far greater happiness and care for others…Renewal is possible at any age.” Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, author of Seeking the Sacred
“Gregg Levoy has discovered the fountain of youth, and his soulful book is the map leading us to the buried treasure of our own passionate aliveness.” August Gold, author of Multiply Your Blessings
“If you want to fall in love with life, this is your guide! Vital Signs is a road map to living a life using your passions as a compass. Grab a cup of tea, find a quiet spot to sit, and dive into this book. You are about to set upon the journey you were born to take.” Dennis Merritt, award-winning author of Your Redefining Moments and The Art of Uncertainty
“Gregg Levoy has the answer to one of life’s biggest quandaries: How do you find your passion? Herein lie the keys to living in awe of life. Read this book and soar.” Laura Berman Fortgang, author of Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction

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Author

Author Bio: Gregg Levoy

Gregg Levoy is a lecturer and seminar leader in the business, educational, governmental, faith-based, and human potential arenas. He is a former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, a former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, and author of This Business of Writing. Levoy has written for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Psychology Today, Christian Science Monitor, Reader’s Digest, and many others. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 20.47
Audience: Adult
Edition: English