Tom Shadyac is a storyteller. For over 25 years he was one of the top directors in Hollywood, producing some of its highest grossing comedies. However, after his world was rocked by a health condition, he began to consider his purpose, realising an intense need to live life with greater authenticity.
Just about everything today comes with an operating manual - from your computer to your car, from your mobile phone to your iPad. Is it possible that Life comes with an operating manual, as well? That's the simple, but powerful premise of Tom Shadyac's inspiring and provocative first book. Written as a series of essays and dialogues, we are invited into a conversation that is both challenging and empowering. The question now is, can we discern what is written inside of this operating manual and garner the courage to live in accordance with its precepts?
A Native American myth tells of two wolves that live inside each of us, two wolves engaged in a fierce battle for control of our lives. One wolf, the fearful wolf, walks in anger, ego, envy, greed, resentment and lies. The other wolf, the truthful wolf, lives in appreciation, kindness, love, joy, compassion, and empathy. Life's Operating Manual is expressed as a series of dialogues between the two wolves of fear and truth, with Tom reflecting on the life experiences that led him to these deep internal meditations. Authentic, direct and profound, Life's Operating Manual is an unexpected gift to any spiritual seeker.