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The Life You Were Born to Live: Finding Your Life Purpose Paperback – 27 Mar 1995

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  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: H J Kramer; New edition edition (27 Mar. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091581160X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915811601
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 134 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Based on ancient wisdom, this text provides 37 paths of life for the 20th century, along with a method for determining your own life path and the life paths of others. It explores the core issues, inborn talents and special needs related to each path, including the areas of health, money and sexuality. It presents guidelines for finding a livelihood consistent with the reader's innate drives and abilities, and explains how to reveal the hidden purpose in relationships.

From the Author

Why I wrote this book.
Clearly, The Life You Were Born to Live is my most controversial book -- most readers find it extemely accurate -- a few, for reasons I can't begin to explain, find it personally offensive. Let's deal with the core issue: How can adding up the numbers in one's date of birth (on the Gregorian calendar) to determine your "birth number" possibly give valid, reliable, accurate information about your life purpose, potential, and the core issues of your life? It makes no sense. And I can't explain in any kind of scientific or even logical way how it works. AND it is an amazingly accurate method. All I can do is point to the mystery and mechanics of this universe. I was trained in the basics over a decade ago by an unusual man. I worked with individuals for nine years before teaching the system to therapists and others; finally, I wrote the book.

I wrote it to help my readers develop a deeper compassion for themselves and for others -- to convey how we ea! ch and all have our own mountain to climb.

It is not based on the commonly-known "oracle effect" where one gives general information and the reader somehow makes it fit his or her situation--most people agree it hits the nail pretty much on the head.

You are not a number -- you are a unique human being, not exactly alike any one else on the planet. But just as no individual tree is exactly like any other tree on earth, we can accurately observe qualities of oak trees that are different from pines, or aspens, or maples. Just so, those working one of the 37 life paths (for this century), even though their outer lives, careers, etc may appear quite different, do have issues and qualities in common.

It's good to read my book(s) or any books with healthy skepticism, but also with an open mind. Those who glance at it (without much self-reflection or insight) and shrug it off as "numerology" are missing the point, and missing the boat. I've never had muc! h interest in numerology -- it seemed a bit vague to me. T! hen I met this man, learned the system, worked with it, and found it extremely useful as a tool of self-knowledge. There you have it. I challenge anyone who read page four, find out how to derive your birth number, and then read the first few paragraphs of the section about your life path. Have a good journey. . .

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