There are three words in her observation which specifically interest me: simple, singleminded, serve. So, I'm reflecting on how those contribute to a 'whole' or 'holy' life.
Another reason I picked up this book is the author herself. This is the biographical description of her on the back cover: "Joan Cooper has been a student of yoga for nearly thirty years (back to the 1940s). She has a degree in international Law (Pomona College, California), and read psychology for her doctorate (Berlin). She works part-time as a freelance psychologist. She is married toa potter and lives in an isolated hamlet on Exmoore. She is also a spiritual healer."