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The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spritual Growth
The Road Less Traveled 25th Anniversary Edition A New Psychology of Love Traditional Values and Spritual Growth Author:M. Scott Peck Perhaps o book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times be... more »stseller list. Told in a voice that is timeless in its measure of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to unable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It help us determine how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one's own true self. Recognizing that "Life is difficult" and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his listeners, but but gently guides them through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding. Combining profound psychological insight and deep spirituality, this is an audiobook that provides inspiration and understanding. As Phyllis Theroux wrote in The Washington Post when the original edition of The Road Less Traveled was first published, "It is not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity"« less
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Kibi W. (Kibi) reviewed The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spritual Growth on + 582 more book reviews
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The Road Less Traveled is about personal growth. It requires a great deal of honest and often painful self examination, not allowing one to evade the dismaying truths one finds within. It demands that one question every belief and perception of reality that one holds. It is based on self-discipline: delaying gratification, committing ourselves to our own priorities, solving problems, managing our time, taking responsibility, living in the present, accurately perceiving reality, opening oneself to challenge, and balancing.
This is a very difficult path for many people to take, and requires courage, honesty, clarity and judgment. The challenging, or potentially offensive thing about this book is that it requires one to think, and rethink, every aspect of one's life and identify those areas which are keeping one from evolving, both psychologically and spiritually. The process is not easy, involving pain and suffering. Many people are not willing to go through the grueling ordeal, hence the title of the book.
The book deals with spirituality, it does not exempt examination of our religious beliefs, regardless of what they are. I don't think that anything he says is offensive to any specific group of people. My grandmother gave me the book, and I can honestly say that she was a very devout Christian. The book does not adhere to any specific belief system or religious path, though the author uses a Judeo-Christian framework in many places. It would be as appropriate for a Jew, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Wiccan, Animist, or atheist.