The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

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Do you ever feel that if you weren't so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled . . . maybe even a better person?The Rhythm of Life will help you to bring into focus who you are and why you are here. Through this audiobook Matthew Kelly will help you discover your legitimate needs, deepest desires, and unique talents.Matthew Kelly exposes the lifestyle challenges and problems that face us in this age obsessed with noise, speed, and perpetual activity. 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. This audiobook is destined to change lives.

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Matthew Kelly, the charismatic minister, speaker and best-selling author from down under, wants you to live life out loud and on purpose. In this expanded version of The Rhythm of Life he syntheses Christian theology, cognitive psychology and storytelling to unpack the paradox of being happy. As Kelly explains, "We want to be happy. We know what makes us happy. But we don't do those things--because we are busy trying to be happy." So here's the gospel according to Kelly: Find a life-changing rhythm by choosing a central purpose and becoming "the best version of yourself." With examples draw from his own life and diverse cast of characters including Charlie Chaplin, Jude the apostle, piano man Billy Joel, the Magi, and Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, he maps the way to a meaningful life. Kelly makes thoughtful distinctions. He contrasts the difference between doing and having, the legitimate need for health and happiness with the illegitimate desire for expensive toys and the pursuit of minimalism vs. excellence. Then he gets specific, offering five questions about life's meaning, three instruments for anchoring your life and ten principles of excellence. At times, Kelly seems to be recycling his speeches and sermons or downplaying his religious stripes to seek a wider audience. And he lets cliches share the pages with memorable gems. But Kelly's gift is to convey the much-discussed ideas of personal accountability, mind management, and spirituality with passion and clarity. Barbara Mackoff

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Matthew Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life and twenty other books that have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold more than 15 million copies.

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Editorial: Simon & Schuster Audio (2004)
ISBN 10: 0743538404 ISBN 13: 9780743538404
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Descripción Simon & Schuster Audio, 2004. Audio CD. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0743538404

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