The road less travelled :
The classic work on relationships, spiritual growth and life’s meaning
Author : M. Scott Peck
Genre : Psychology, Spirituality, Philosophy
Rate on Goodreads : 5/5
My rating : 5/5
Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. And the very avoidance results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually.
Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck suggests ways in which facing our difficulties – and suffering through the changes – can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. He discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to recognise true comptatibility, how to distinguish dependency from love, how to become one’s own person, and how to be a more sensitive parent.
My thoughts about this book :
I LOVED THIS BOOK. I guess you can tell from the 5/5 I gave it. But I really learned a lot about psychology and spiritual growth, and was able to relate to some of the examples of behaviors addressed in this book. I love the fact that it is written by a professional who had many real-life experiences and who shares some of them with us to better explain his point. Many times he tells us how confused he was with his patients and how it helped him understand some situations, change his point of view about some facts, etc. In a very humble way, M. Scott Peck shows us some of life realities that we tend to forget sometimes, or that we don’t know at all. If you are into psychology, you will probably really love this book as it is all about spiritual growth explained through our relation to our self and others as well as some larger subjects as you can see:
Three things I liked about this book :
・It’s written by a very humble professional psychologist
・It is about something I am looking for : spiritual growth
・I learned a lot : about psychology, spirituality, humankind…
Three things I disliked :
・ I found it so interesting that I wished the author went deeper in his examples
・ I also wish M. Scott Peck had share more examples
・ If I really have to find a third point I’d say maybe the cover that sends negative energy to me but that’s only a matter of personal preferences. Also, the other covers for this book are ugly haha
A citation I loved :
“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.
Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.”
― M. Scott Peck, The road less travelled
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