I don't recall how I first came across British marine zoologist and poet David Whyte's name or his fantastic book, Crossing The Unknown Sea. But the book has had a tremendous influence on me. It contains profound insight into the nature and purpose of work, the causes and solutions to exhaustion, and various aspects of life on a frontier.
I recommended it to a friend over the weekend, and thought I'd recommend it here too. I have a strong aversion to trite, six-easy-steps-to-success style books. This is nothing like that. It's simply a deep, gentle, compelling look at life, work, meaning and struggle.
I highly recommend it.