With millions losing their equilibrium during the current global upheaval, the publication of Rabbi Tuvia Teldon’s book on rising above one’s circumstances is well timed.
By Anash.org writer
Rabbi Tuvia Teldon, regional director of Chabad of Long Island, has just published a unique book written for the general public, exploring how purpose works in our lives.
Whilst there are many books out there on the meaning of life, ‘Eight Paths of Purpose’ does not define an individual’s purpose; rather it provides the general overview of how purpose ‘thinks.’ It then provides eight solid paths to help a person flourish and stay focused – even when facing serious difficulties.
“This book is not about self-actualization,” Rabbi Teldon explains, “or just finding some meaning in life. Instead, it is about taking ownership of your life circumstances to guide you in living a purposeful life.”
The book explains practical, down to earth ideas and tools for life which apply to every human being, and whatever their life circumstances. They can guide anybody to better understand, and then better fulfill, their specific purpose in life; not just a purpose, but their individual purpose.
With the world going through its current upheaval and millions have lost their basic equilibrium not knowing what the future holds, a manual for rising above one’s circumstances is the perfect antidote.
“People need these tools now more than ever,” Rabbi Teldon says, “Especially when we are facing so many challenges in life. When we know how purpose thinks, life makes a lot more sense, and our enthusiasm to live with zest grows exponentially.”
Eight Paths of Purpose is available for purchase at Outskirts Press.
Rabbi Tuvia Teldon and his wife, Chaya, moved to Long Island as newlyweds in 1977. Within a year, their first born son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The shock of this experience, and the following thirteen years until his death, drove Tuvia to delve into the wisdom of the ancient Jewish Sages. It was not just for the sake of knowledge; it was for the sake of his emotional and spiritual survival. What he learned helped him answer not only the questions he had about purpose in life, but also about the obstacles which stand in the way of fulfilling it.