Told in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to enable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us determine how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one's own true self.
Recognizing that "Life is difficult" and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his listeners, but gently guides them through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.
Combining profound psychological insight and deep spirituality, this is an audiobook that provides inspiration and understanding.
©1986 M. Scott Peck, M.D., All Rights Reserved; (P)1986 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
"It is not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity." (The Washington Post)
Buy this book! Put it into your digital library and listen to it once a year - just like your physical, or changing the batteries in the smoke alarm. Why, you ask?
The aspiration is to keep an internal balance as we face the increasing barrage of life stressors. Occasionally we need to "reset" and this book has supplied that, in part, for me. This is a slightly updated (for the better) version of the original that I have listened to and shared with others over the last 20 years. Scott Peck gives the same neutral performance in this revised reading that does not distract from the message and still affords easy listening.
Originally written in 1978, but truth knows no time. I've read a number of similar books and I feel that this the greatest of them all. The author himself narratorates this title and put the same firm and lively tone used in his writing. It truely is an extrodinary book. If you seek a self-help book that doesn't always serves up advice with the sugar coating (like Dr. Phil) then this book is for you.
Love and Light
This short book has helped me to think clearly about the human condition. From the first chapter on he had my attention. His ideas about love and marriage, though brief, have become a bedrock for my marriage. I listened to this book three times over the past 10 years and will continue to listen for the rest of my life.
I have listened to this audio book several times since I purchased it less than 2 weeks ago and I love it. Peck addresses so many issues I can identify with in myself or in my loved ones it's great. This book is a MUST for those interested in improving themselves and their relationships.
M.Scott Peck is an excellent communicator. Anyone that wants to understand themselves and the people around them can benefit tremendously from this book.
It is excellent to get insights into his extensive clinical background as well as his subtle and yet very effective way of challenging the reader to know and thus commune with GOD.
I love all his writing as I am a life coach and using all this material with myself and clients.
His way of clarifying and simplifying one's habits and behaviors is remarkable.
Yes, all wonderful and interesting.
Drawing upon many years of experience, M. S. Peck gives a lot of good advice on psychological health and growth, and it is great the way he makes his points clear through concrete examples. I especially appreciate his advice on raising psychologically healthy children. However, being someone who has carefully studied and understood higher physics, I see one claim that he makes in the book as glaringly false: he claims that life is a contradiction of the laws of physics. In particular, he claims it to be a fact that (biological) life contradicts the 2nd law of thermodynamics, namely that the entropy of an isolated system never decreases over time. Life does not contradict the second law of thermodynamics any more than a rubber hose siphon contradicts the law of gravity. Biological organisms themselves are more ordered than most of their surroundings, but life puts more entropy into the universe than it takes away (think of all the food we consume and then digest into entropy-rich feces). This is analogous to a siphon resulting in more water with less gravitational potential than with more. So, while life may indeed be a miracle of sorts, one cannot claim it must have been created by a deity because it defies physics (to be fair, this is not to say it could not be claimed on other grounds). In conclusion, I think Peck has a lot of good advice to give, but any claims he makes about science should be carefully scrutinized.
I loved this book so much. Dr. Peck's insights are really profound. I'll have to listen to it again in the not-too-distant future, since i'm sure i'll get even more out of it on another go-round.
He has a great speaking voice. Clear, comforting and serious at the same time.
"Years of pleasure"
I can't say that one is better than the other they both have their advantages, they both offer understanding and comfort in a crazy world. i like audio books at night when my eyes are too tired to read but love to dip into actual books when inspired at any other time of the day
There are too many to even begin to describe, it just makes so much sense of the world and of us as people. If you believe in traditional values and are awakened or awakening to the unseen aspects of life (i.e your spiritual path) you will find a great deal to feed your soul here
Further down the road less traveled, the follow on book from this is very similar and as the title says, 'Further down the road less traveled'
Yes, its hard to stop once you start, I have read the book over and over, sometimes in one day, it has a healing calmness to it, its sensible, there are no 'far out concepts' to grasp. It makes sense
I have bought this a few times as presents for the people I love in my life, the last time to my 25 year old son who loved it as much as I do. I can't recommend this book highly enough
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