Your Heart Was Made for This

Contemplative Practices for Meeting a World in Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love

By Oren Jay Sofer

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Shambhala Publications
Pages: 691
ISBN: 9781645473237

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A practical roadmap to cultivating the heart’s capacity to face and transform our greatest challenges—like the climate crisis, oppression, anxiety, and burnout—from the best-selling author of Say What You Mean.

Meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer shares a pragmatic guide to living a life of meaning and purpose in a time of great social, environmental, and spiritual upheaval. Through touching stories, insightful reflections, and concrete instructions, Sofer offers powerful tools to strengthen our hearts and nourish the qualities that can transform our world. Each chapter guides you to cultivate a quality essential to personal and social transformation like mindfulness, resolve, wonder, and empathy. You’ll learn ways to:

  • Find more choice and freedom in life
  • Strengthen focus, sustain energy, and accomplish goals
  • Identify burnout and take steps to renew yourself
  • Imbue your daily activities with clarity and vitality
  • Respond more effectively to collective challenges

Running time: 11 hours, 31 minutes