The Invitation (Paperback)
HarperOne, 9780061116711, 160pp.
Publication Date: April 25, 2006
Shared by word of mouth, e-mailed from reader to reader, recited over the radio, and read aloud at thousands of retreats and conferences, "The Invitation" has changed the lives of people everywhere. In this bestselling book, Oriah expands on the wisdom found within her beloved prose poem, which presents a powerful challenge to all who long to live an authentic life.
In a world of endless small talk, constant traffic jams, and overburdened schedules, "The Invitation" opens the door to a new way of life -- a way of intimacy, honesty, and peace with ourselves, others, and the world around us. Oriah invites us to embrace the varieties of human experience, from desire and commitment to sorrow and betrayal, and to open ourselves to all that is possible. The Invitation is an invaluable guide to overcoming the obstacles that stand in our way and to discovering the true beauty that life has to offer.
Accept the invitation and open yourself to a more meaningful life.
About the Author
Oriah is the author of the inspirational prose poem and international bestselling book The Invitation as well as the bestsellers The Dance and The Call. Her writing sets forth in detail how we can follow the thread of our heart's longing into a life of meaning and purpose. Her latest book, What We Ache For: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul, explores creativity as a way of accessing and cultivating a spiritually rich life. Oriah is the mother of two grown sons. She lives with her husband, Jeff, several hours north of Toronto in a home surrounded by forest stillness.
Praise For The Invitation…
— Wayne W. Dyer, author of Wisdom of the Ages
“Stunning in its simplicity and power, soul food for the mind and heart, a prose poem for a new world.”
— Michael Toms, cofounder of New Dimensions Radio and coauthor of True Work
“The Invitation is a treasure. If you want to live more deeply, honestly, and passionately, you must read this book.”
— Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff