THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
30 concise reflections on fundamental steps on the path through life.
"I've known Brother Toby McCarroll for many years. Some of you who are more recently acquainted with his writing probably have the image of a wise, peaceful man who speaks gently of lessons learned from nature and experience. A mellow man who smiles often; a sage who finds joy and meaning all around him. This is NOT the voice you'll hear in NOTES FROM THE SONG OF LIFE!
In 1976, Tolbert McCarroll was facilitating human potential workshops in San Francisco. It was a vibrant scene. His classes were full of idealistic young people like me (well, I was young then) who needed firm guidance and grounding. He could be hard-hitting. As former governor of New York Mario Cuomo put it, Toby is "both tough and comforting."
His words were direct, challenging us all to live our lives as if they really mattered, to hold on to the important things and let the rest go, to look honestly at ourselves and make the decisions our better natures deserve, to be the very best we could be. That advice is timeless, as valid now as when NOTES first appeared.
I am so glad the anniversary edition of NOTES FROM THE SONG OF LIFE is out at last. I love this book. Like many others, I have read it literally hundreds of times. But like a true classic, it never gets old."