“I’m reading the book The Art of Purposeful Being a few pages at a time on the bus on the way to work everyday. I’m reading Chapter 9 now and does that ever apply to me.
I realize now how externally controlled my whole life has been. The example on page 150 about anxiety and difficulty in a new job is what I am going through. I have started to look at the situation differently, I realize that I chose that situation and using positive pre-choice to see the positive benefits has reduced my anxiety.
As my fears around issues drop I seem to be able to think more clearly but more importantly as I relax so do my co workers especially my boss and that makes for a much improved situation. I am seeing my own value for what it is no matter what others may think. I like shifting to my own God Self values now I know I can have them. ”
- Mark Dunget, Victoria BC
“Absolutely loved your book. My wife and I are the process of deciding whether to separate or stay together. I started to read your book (which my wife picked out for me) soon after my wife and I split.
It was a particularly difficult two months for me. When I entered such a stressful time your book helped me out of it. Also I started to feel waves of energy come through me and I believe it was from the stress of the situation (being tuned up as they say) and the understanding coming from your book. My wife is now reading it and starting to come to some understandings of her own.
Thank you for writing this book. I am trying to get others to read the book. It is very inspirational. I must confess I did not do the exercises but I will when my wife returns the book to me. Kudos’ to you for writing such a simple and clear message on how to have a full and happy life.”
- Scott Aitken; Tofino, BC
“. . . a truly significant contribution to spiritual psychology. Philip Winkelmans provides the reader with a clear, psychologically sound theory that integrates spirituality and psychology.
Even better, he also furnishes practical ideas and effective exercises so that readers can understand their deepest life purpose and get in touch with their inner soul’s nature. I recommend this book highly for anyone who sincerely desires psychological/spiritual growth.”
- Robert Frager, PhD. Institute for Transpersonal Psychology
I learned that you can be in control of your life in a positive way. That there are methods to deal with the aspects of your life, past and present, that you can change for the better.
- Anne Francis, Tofino/Ucluelet, BC
“The Art of Purposeful Being” has opened new doors for me in how I relate to people, handle stress, make choices, handle expectations and view God. It has shown me abilities that I didn’t know I possessed these in turn have subsequently redirected my life in a most positive and fulfilling manner
- Ron Spafford
I have read a lot of self help books, but this is one of the first that helps you make changes in a simple and practical manner. I loved the exercises.
- Don Larson
I loaned my book to my friend Patty, and guess what, it’s changed her life too.
- Cypdie Fox
This wonderful book has inspired me to teach a class on this subject using Phil’s book a guide The subject is so universal, for who has not asked the question, “Who am I?” and ‘What am I to do with my life?’
- Rev Linda Pye, Unity
This book furnishes practical ideas and effective exercises so that readers can understand their deepest life purpose and get in touch with their inner soul’s nature.
- Robert Frager Ph.D (Harvard University)
Your book has shown us that the path for life is always there, for the first time in my life I can honestly say I look forward to life as I never have before, I used to trudge through it but no longer. I am finally freed of the burdens which I carried with me for so very long.
- Shannon Aitken
It is like having a love affair with yourself.
- Annie Jack
The Art of Purposeful Being is supportive, exciting, it works to improve communication skills, encourages the desire to know yourself better. Excellent questions at the end of each chapter help to integrate the material.
- Fr. Jack Sproule
The Art of Purposeful Being is an amazing book that holds the secret keys to life. It has provided me with happiness and contentment that until a short time ago I never knew existed!
- Bob Koop
I have begun to have feelings of energy coming through me on a daily basis now; I do believe it is love in the purest form. Kudos to you for writing such a simple and clear message on how to have a full and happy life.
- Scott Aitken