This Book Is Challenging

Excerpt from Introduction

In these pages, I have included many ideas that will challenge your thinking, emotions and spirituality. Early readers of this book often reacted strongly, with words such as "compelling, challenging, unique, tough, wonderful, a bit overwhelming, valuable, daunting, and Wow!"

Challenges often trigger fears and cause a stirring-up-inside. How you respond to such stirring-up (tension) will determine, in large part, how much you gain from the reading and study of this book. If you treat the tension as a signal that you need to grow, then I think you will maximize your gains from this book. If you treat the tension by reaching for a feel-good-pacifier, by avoiding further reading, or by criticizing this book/author, then your gains will be minimal.

Most people reading my first book, Be Your Own Therapist, read only a few pages at a time. This may be your pattern while reading this book. That is to be expected when difficult ideas challenge you. Because there is significant overlap between the ideas of this book and Be Your Own Therapist, about twenty percent of these pages will be similar to or almost the same as those written thirteen years ago.

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© 2008 by Thayer White
Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze

 

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  This Book Is Challenging
  Spiritually, Where Are You?
  Using This Book
  Neurotic Ego or Useful Information?
  My Overall Goal for This Book
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  Not-So-Great Spiritual Healers
  Manifesting Spiritual Gifts
  Going for Peace of Mind
  The Spiritually Excited Trap

Excerpt from Be Your Own Therapist: " If your paid therapist has objections to a joint discussion of growth and healing goals, perhaps it is time to examine and discuss your relationship with that therapist."