Brimming full with cutting-edge psychology from the mind of a insightful psychotherapist, Windham's book takes the reader beyond the rants and ramblings of a psychotherapist into a deep inquiry not only into psychology but the very meaning of life itself.
"Usual Me" is a book about what it means to be human, and what a human being means when they think about themselves. Windham writing uses personal stories, psychotherapy tales from his practice and draws on the wisdom of the past and present from Buddha to Lenny Bruce, from Ram Dass to Monty Python, from Martin Buber to Krishnamurti.
Usual me is the localised entity that is defined by otherness and yearns to be whole. It is everything that we are and are not, past present and future. It is a creator that can only keep creating itself as it attempts to interpret the world and add meaning that placates its need to feel safe and to be right. It is the voice in our heads that rarely, if ever, shuts up, for fear of its own demise, going on and on and on describing the world to itself, forever seeking the advantage, the angle, the profit.
Hearing the true, still small voice, without adding to the noise, or invoking more force, is the great challenge of being a human being, transforming ourselves by intending and creating a field of local integrity to which we all can contribute.Each piece contributed makes the whole. Each piece withdrawn solidifies the fragmentation.
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