Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom by William Glasser

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By William Glasser

Dr. William Glasser bargains a brand new psychology that, if practiced, might opposite our frequent lack of ability to get besides each other, an lack of ability that's the resource of virtually all sadness.

For development in human relationships, he explains that we needs to hand over the punishing, relationship–destroying exterior keep watch over psychology. for instance, while you're in an unsatisfied courting right away, he proposes that one or either one of you may be utilizing exterior keep watch over psychology at the different. He is going additional. And means that distress is usually relating to a present unsatisfying courting. opposite to what you could think, your problems are consistently now, by no means some time past. not anyone can swap what occurred the day past.

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Throughout the book, I will reference clients, friends, and even myself through composite examples culled over many years. Intimacy with Life A healthy spirituality includes accommodating our yearnings and emotions rather than pushing them away. By connecting intimately with what lives within ourselves, we begin to experience life’s bounty around us. We savor a deeper connection with our fellow humans, the myriad creatures with whom we share this planet, and our precious environment. As our heart embraces living, we are touched by the quiet thrill of a spontaneously arising intimacy with life.

The roots of my unhappiness in relationships had not been examined. I had very few skills for dealing with my feelings or for engaging on an emotional level or for living wisely with my friends and loved ones. 5 Kornfield’s courageous disclosure reflects the experience of many people who have immersed themselves in Eastern teachings only to find that years of rigorous meditation practice did not do much for their emotional lives and intimate relationships. In the same vein, meditation teacher Tara Brach reports that meditation was not enough to heal the emotional wounds of many of her students: “They assumed their feelings of inadequacy would be transcended through a dedicated practice of meditation.

Like many couples I have seen, Ashley and Tony were loathe to reveal how difficult their relationship had become. As Ashley explained, “Everyone sees us as the perfect couple. But they have no clue how unhappy we are. Sure, things were great at first. But now there’s all this distance. We put on a good show when we’re out in public, but when we get home the wall goes back up. ” People who appear unruffled are often adept at hiding things not only from others but also from themselves. Carrying with them a silent shame and a fear of being real, they have constructed a self that impresses people who can’t see beneath the surface.

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