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Dropping the struggle : seven ways to love the life you have / Roger Housden.

By: Housden, Roger [author.].
Series: Spirituality, Imagination and Poetry.Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]Description: 141 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781608684069 (hardback).Subject(s): Motivation (Psychology) | Self-actualization (Psychology) | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth | SELF-HELP / Motivational & InspirationalAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Dropping the struggleDDC classification: 802 .S.I.P / H 842 Other classification: OCC019000 | SEL021000 Summary: "In our culture of "get more, have more, be more," is there any place for "thanks, I'm good"? Bestselling author and acclaimed teacher Roger Housden says yes in this alternative to nonstop striving and self-criticism. Whether about our relationships, careers, or spirituality, many of us judge ourselves as not measuring up when we would certainly experience more fulfillment if we stopped struggling with ourselves. Housden came to some of these realizations in an extraordinarily challenging situation: being questioned by authorities while researching a book in Iran. In the midst of confinement, he knew, beyond all logic or reason, that he was actually free. Most of us will never find ourselves in such an extreme set of circumstances, but we may feel trapped by our behavior and experiences. Housden's words affirm that we can find peace and contentment, no matter what"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "The latest short book from teacher and anthologist Roger Housden, Dropping the Struggle is an antidote to the anxiety and stress of constantly feeling that you have to battle your way toward a life of meaning, love, and personal significance. It offers an alternative view and vocabulary to the language of struggle and competition that is so commonly used in any conversation about career, purpose, intimate relations, and even about spiritual practice. In one line, its message is step back from yourself and lighten up. Each short chapter will include experiential exercises or practices"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-37).

"In our culture of "get more, have more, be more," is there any place for "thanks, I'm good"? Bestselling author and acclaimed teacher Roger Housden says yes in this alternative to nonstop striving and self-criticism. Whether about our relationships, careers, or spirituality, many of us judge ourselves as not measuring up when we would certainly experience more fulfillment if we stopped struggling with ourselves. Housden came to some of these realizations in an extraordinarily challenging situation: being questioned by authorities while researching a book in Iran. In the midst of confinement, he knew, beyond all logic or reason, that he was actually free. Most of us will never find ourselves in such an extreme set of circumstances, but we may feel trapped by our behavior and experiences. Housden's words affirm that we can find peace and contentment, no matter what"-- Provided by publisher.

"The latest short book from teacher and anthologist Roger Housden, Dropping the Struggle is an antidote to the anxiety and stress of constantly feeling that you have to battle your way toward a life of meaning, love, and personal significance. It offers an alternative view and vocabulary to the language of struggle and competition that is so commonly used in any conversation about career, purpose, intimate relations, and even about spiritual practice. In one line, its message is step back from yourself and lighten up. Each short chapter will include experiential exercises or practices"-- Provided by publisher.

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