Living your Unlived Life

Living your Unlived Life

Coping With Unrealized Dreams and Fulfilling your Purpose in the Second Half of Life

Book - 2007
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We all carry a vast inventory of abandoned, unrealized, or underdeveloped talents. These do not just "go away" through underuse or by tossing them off. Instead they go underground and become troublesome - sometimes tormenting - as we grow older.

In Living Your Unlived Life , using warmth, humour, and elegant simplicity, the renowned therapist Robert A. Johnson, writing with long-time collaborator and fellow Jungian psychologist Jerry M. Ruhl, helps us understand our own heritage of unlived life - and how it must be examined and transformed if we are to make peace with ourselves and others in middle age and beyond.

The authors show how to-

identify those unfulfilled hopes, yearnings, or needs that have gone "underground" discover how we unconsciously burden others - friends, spouses, co-workers - with our unlived hopes create new life options and unlock hidden talents transform fruitless fantasies or "silly" dreams into tools for inner growth start truly living in the present moment
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2007.
ISBN: 9781585425860
1585425869
Call Number: 155.66 JOHNSON
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Life.
Middle age -- Psychology.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in middle age.
Additional Contributors: Ruhl, Jerry M.
Alternative Title: Living your unlived life

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Aug 25, 2014

Like all of Johnson's other books, this one also has telling insights into human behavior.

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