Finding Your Moral Compass: Transformative Principles to Guide You in Recovery and Life

Finding Your Moral Compass: Transformative Principles to Guide You in Recovery and Life

by Craig Nakken
     
 

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For those of us in recovery, finding our moral and spiritual footing can be a struggle. The pursuit of drugs and alcohol has long driven our choices and actions, leaving the line between right and wrong blurred in the wake of addiction.

In Finding Your Moral Compass, Craig Nakken, author of the best-selling book The Addictive Personality, gives

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For those of us in recovery, finding our moral and spiritual footing can be a struggle. The pursuit of drugs and alcohol has long driven our choices and actions, leaving the line between right and wrong blurred in the wake of addiction.

In Finding Your Moral Compass, Craig Nakken, author of the best-selling book The Addictive Personality, gives readers in recovery the model and tools needed to make life decisions in the pursuit of good. He offers 41 universally accepted principles, paired as positive and negative counterparts that guide behavior. He then inspires us with one fundamental challenge: To take responsibility for being a force for good by applying these principles to our daily lives. He encourages us to show empathy, be of service to others, and make the choice to stop being an agent of harm.

When Nakken, a former addict, became clean and sober, he faced the "evil" inside of himself. It was then that he found his moral compass and made the decision to take responsibility for his actions using the Twelve Steps as his guide. He has taught hundreds in recovery to live by the principles of good, one day at a time.

About the author Craig Nakken is the author of several Hazelden titles, including the perennial bestseller The Addictive Personality. He is a popular public speaker and a highly respected private practice counselor, with years of working in the frontlines in a number of treatment facilities.

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In his latest book, Nakken (The Addictive Personality) discusses how readers can create more fulfilling lives by first harnessing then balancing the powers of positive and negative spiritual principles to create spiritual harmony. According to the author, human beings are driven by three things: pleasure, power, and meaning. Healthy individuals must practice discipline to maintain deep relationships, integrity, and ethical power. Nakken provides 41 sets of continuums (e.g., lies to truth, unkindness to grace, infidelity to commitment) along with case studies, lessons, and contemplation questions to help readers establish their own moral compass. Excellent material for serious readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592858705
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
624,440
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Nakken is the author of several Hazelden titles, including the perennial bestseller The Addictive Personality. He is a popular public speaker and a highly respected private practice counselor, with years of experience working in the frontlines in a number of treatment facilities.

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