In the Middle of This Road We Call Our Life: The Courage to Search for Something More - James W. JonesThorsons, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Pages very gently age-tanned.
From the cover: “« From innumerable psychic wrestling matches with countless patients and friends and with myself came a realization: What gives meaning to our life is being connected to something beyond our own ego. This is an essentially spiritual experience… In this sense our personal (and psychotherapeutic) struggles often require a spiritual solution. »
Today we often turn to therapists with the problems that we once took to priests, rabbis and ministers. Underlying our difficulties is often a persistent, nameless search for intimacy and connection, a desire for our lives to have real meaning and value. The therapists themselves are taking a new look at spirituality and religion, revising the traditional psychiatric view. They are beginning to acknowledge that spiritual experiences might be potentially healthy rather than symptoms of neurosis or psychosis.
James W. Jones interweaves his reflections with the stories of people facing the issues of concern to us all — from understanding relationship patterns and finding meaning in work, to overcoming compulsive patterns of behaviour. With perceptive and compassionate insight, he addresses our contemporary needs by guiding us on the age-old quest to connect with others and with some source of ultimate meaning and value.
« In this culture we have made religion something optional… But there is another sense in which religion and spirituality are not optional… Finding meaning and purpose is not optional; it is central to human life and is the goal of human development. »”