Thank you, Thomas Moore
I had Thomas Moore’s incredible book Care of the Soul on my ‘to read’ pile for about three years before I actually got to it. And when I finally did pick it up, I couldn’t put it down – I read it from cover to cover practically in one sitting. What a glorious book!
Thomas Moore is an incredibly interesting character – he was a Catholic monk for 12 years before becoming a psychotherapist, and his writings are an intoxicating blend of religion, spirituality, soulfulness, mythology, Jungian psychology, music, art and good old common sense.
In Care of the Soul he advocates taking pleasure in simple everyday experiences because they are what is truly sacred. Those are the things that really nourish our souls. He also cites such nasties as addiction and depression as a clear sign that the soul has been neglected and is need of some serious attention.
I would love to take him out for dinner and just let his wisdom wash over me in waves.
Thank you, Thomas Moore, for showing me how important taking care of soul is, and how much of an impact it has on the rest of my life. Thank you for showing me that an act of self-care is often the least selfish thing in the world to perform. Thank you for sharing your deep, deep wisdom with me.
Find out more about Thomas Moore:
- Visit his lovely website
- I don’t even need to tell you to read all the books now, do I? Here’s the link to his Amazon Author Page (I wonder how many of you are buying all the books? Please send me pictures of your reading piles if you are!)
- Read his fabulous articles on The Huffington Post website.