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What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life
     

What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

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by James Hollis
 

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In a world where these things are often defined in terms of black and white, respected Jungian analyst James Hollis delivers a fresh look at the concept of happiness and shares his approach to finding a fearless, authentic path.

In What Matters Most, Hollis encourages readers to tolerate ambiguity, engage in spiritual crisis, embrace growth over security, and

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In a world where these things are often defined in terms of black and white, respected Jungian analyst James Hollis delivers a fresh look at the concept of happiness and shares his approach to finding a fearless, authentic path.

In What Matters Most, Hollis encourages readers to tolerate ambiguity, engage in spiritual crisis, embrace growth over security, and learn to appreciate events unfolding within ourselves-even as the external world creates constant struggle. Providing inspiration and wisdom to address our deepest worries, Hollis guides readers in discovering what it means to truly live life to its fullest, most meaningful state: as fully engaged citizens of the world.

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Jungian analyst Hollis (Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life) wants us to see that we often lose sight of destiny's plan by trying to live up to others' expectations. However, our psyche does not forget and will send out a call for us to change-a call that may come in the form of suffering, depression, illness, or boredom. The author encourages us to work through the suffering, even entering therapy if necessary, to begin the work of going home. For Hollis, however, home is not a building or place but rather a return to the self. With references to prose, drama, poetry, and popular culture as well as examples from his private practice, Hollis shows us how we can look deeper into our soul, or psyche, and do the work we must do to become the person we were meant to be. Hollis's message will resonate with many readers, though the somewhat mystical tone, with references to "the gods," may not work for everyone. For large public libraries.
—Phyllis Goodman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592404209
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/26/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice and executive director of the C.G. Jung Educational Center of Houston. Educated at Manchester College, Drew University, and the Jung Institute in Zurich, he was a humanities professor for more than twenty years and is the author of ten previous books, including the best selling The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning at Midlife and The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other. Based in Houston, he lectures frequently throughout the country and worldwide.

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What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very interesting and enlightening.....Hollis always brings a new and interesting perspective into who each of us is -- or may become..
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