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The Road Less Travelled

By M.Scott Peck

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| Paperback | 9780099727408

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Confronting and solving problems is a painful process, which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Sc Continue

Confronting and solving problems is a painful process, which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties - and suffering through the changes - can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. He discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become one's own person and how to be a more sensitive parent. This is a book that can show you how to embrace reality and yet achieve serenity and a richer existence. Hugely influential, it has now sold over six million copies - and has changed many people's lives round the globe. It may change yours.

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    A practical, realistic perspective of love and how childhood affects our mentality and behaviour. A little difficult to understand though.

    Love..."extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's won or another's spiritual growth." p.85

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    A practical, realistic perspective of love and how childhood affects our mentality and behaviour. A little difficult to understand though.

    Love..."extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's won or another's spiritual growth." p.85

    "for that someone (or for oneself) we take an extra step or walk an extra mile. ... Love is effortful." p.87

    "...the experience of falling in love is specifically a sex-linked erotic experience." "The bloom of romance always fades." p.89

    "...the world view of patients is always an essential part of their problems,"... find out their religions. p. 200

    "...among the risks of love was the risk of moving into the unknown of new experience." "The road of spiritual growth, however, lies in the opposite direction. We begin by distrusting what we already believe, by actively seeking the threatening and unfamiliar, by deliberately challenging the validity of what we have previously been taught and hold dear." p.207

    "...our unconscious is wiser than we are about everything." p.268

    "So original sin does exist; it is our laziness." p.292

    "greater awareness... comes slowly, piece by piece, and each piece must be worked for by the patient effort of study and observation of everything, including themselves." p.306

    Extended readings:
    The different drum (by Scott Peck)
    Women who love too much (by Robin Norwood)

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 320 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0099727404
  • ISBN-13: 9780099727408
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publish date: 1990-03-15
  • Dimensions: 129 mm x 728 mm x 1,135 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Leather Bound , Softcover , eBook
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Page 1 , 19 , 22 , 26 , 27 , 45 , 50 , 63 , 73 , 74 , 139 , 149 , 151 , 153 , 154 , 158 , 168 , 185 , 201 , 24 , 33 , 0 , 75 , 81