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A powerful little book on how to navigate the waters of midlife. The thesis is simple, but powerful. In our early years we project our fears, insecurities, wishes and dreams onto others (Spouses, children, parents) and onto our careers. At midlife those projections start to break down. Our spouse is not who we thought they were. Our children have their own lives to live. Our jobs do not bring meaning. Essentially we hit a psychological wall. Hollis tries to take us through this territory, so we can navigate those tricky waters on our own. Life any "self-help" or psychology book, you have to put it into practice before it has any real meaning for you, so while it is easy to read, many will find it harder to practice. But there are insightful thoughts here, and anyone in the middle years, who may be experiencing troubled marriage, depression, or other ailments of the psyche would benefit from this book.
James Hollis suggests the middle passage is an either/or journey. Either you go through the fire or you stagnate. And there are no promises for those who choose the path of fire, only more questions. But within that fire is life as it should be lived: open-ended and filled with anbiguity. Hollis affirms our humanity, our right to a deeper life without excuses. Hollis is not another guru, but a true guide.