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Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up Paperback – March 16, 2006
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James Hollis writes with clarity and compassion about profound and complex dilemmas, in a deeply engaging way that reflects his personal and professional experience. The best thing about FINDING MEANING IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE is that rather than providing easy answers it asks the right questions, so that one is inspired to further evolve toward her own truth. I also recommend James Hollis's other books for their soulful exploration of meaning that can be pragmatically and creatively absorbed.
Rock on, James!
Neither is it a book, at least for me, to be read at one sitting. But it is a pleasure to read in small bits and then ponder what was just read.
I gave a copy to an alcholic friend of mine, who is also looking for some deeper understandings in life, and he said it was the most important book he'd read since he quit drinking over 20 years ago. It is not a 'how to' book, but if you approach it with some patience and curiousity you will be immensely rewarded.
We can learn how to forgive the unavoidable mistake called "the first half of our life" and go confidently forward into the second, with our compassionate guide, James Hollis.
With his writings, he serves as the scout that we need to enter this uncharted territory within ourselves. We need not be scared to enter these depths. We can do this effectively if we read and heed the words of this sage.
I credit Hollis and his book "Eden Project, in Search of the Magical Other" for saving my marriage. I would recommend this book to anyone in a relationship. Hollis will guide you in an eloquent way through relationships and where we tend to go wrong in them. I look around me, at all the dissatisfied couples and think, they could save a lot of misery and money if instead of getting new partners, sports cars and face lifts, they just bought a copy of the Eden Project. It is not light reading, it is not band-aid psychology, but it is well worth the effort.
Now Dr. Hollis will guide us through the second half of life with this book. This is the stuff of real strength, written by a real hero. He has lead us to the promised land that is within.
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This book provides exactly the kind of insight I need at this point in my life. The author expertly explains the psychology surrounding life up to the 50-year mark and builds on... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
A group of us are currently reading and discussing the book.
James Hollis is a favorite author. His writing is clear. Read more
Every person of every age would be grateful if they studied this book. Savor it slowly because it's a miraculous body of work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. BISHOP
Insightful, gentle, but radically truthful...John Hollis leads us, each, to a larger life lived with integrity and authenticity.
It's a must read.
James Hollis writes with poetic understanding of the human spirit. He is one of the most insightful
authors I have ever read, if not the most insightful. Read more
I am well into the second half of my life. In fact I speak of entering my fourth quarter. I have travel this road of inquiry for some time, however, I am called to go again to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mary Helms