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The culmination of a lifetime of counselling, lecturing and writing, M. Scott Peck's major work leads us to a deeper awareness of how to live rich, fulfilling lives in a world fraught with stress, worry and anxiety. Writing with a depth of understanding that comes with the seasoned perspective of age, Dr Peck continues the journey of spiritual growth that began with The Road Less Travelled, one of the most influential personal development books of modern times. To the famous opening line of that book - 'Life is difficult' he now adds 'Life is complex'. But the greatest challenge, he reminds us, is to learn to deal with life's conflicts, problems and paradoxes to find the true simplicity that lies on the other side of complexity. The journey to serenity and inner peace, Dr Peck writes, can only be made with increasing self-awareness and social awareness. There are no easy answers for complex problems. The work of learning and spiritual growth is hard. And yet he shows us that there is a way to think with integrity, to know the difference between good and evil, to overcome narcissism, to love and be loved, to live with paradox, to accept the consequences of our actions all through life, and to come to terms with dying and death.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712670760
ISBN-10: 0712670769
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Rider & Co
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - M. Scott Peck

M. Scott Peck, M.D., is a psychiatrist and best-selling author of many books. Educated at Harvard (B.A) and Case Western Reserve (M.D), Dr. Peck served in administrative posts in the US government during his career in the Army Medical Corps, and was then a psychiatrist in private practice from 1972 to 1984. For the past thirteen years, he has devoted much of his time and financial resources to the work of the Foundation for Community Encouragement, a nonprofit organization that he and his wife. Lily, helped found in 1984. He lives in northwest Connecticut.

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