In this groundbreaking book Stephanie Dowrick reconsiders the six great humane virtues that can literally transform the way we see ourselves and others; the way we meet and move through difficulties or grief; the way that we can newly appreciate and treasure our own and others' gift of life. Starting with the essential quality of courage, Stephanie Dowrick also unpicks and makes newly relevant the timeless qualities of fidelity, restraint, generosity, tolerance and - finally - forgiveness. None of these transformative qualities, as she shows, are learned in the abstract. Until they are brought to life through daily existence they remain nothing but high ideals. But when lived, and especially when lived in the grit of difficult or challenging moments, they are profoundly life giving and supportive. Using a range of stories including her own, together with a rare breadth of psychological and spiritual experience and insight, Stephanie Dowrick offers a book that can illuminate some of life's toughest questions and restore your faith in what really matters.
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When beset by a series of life-changing personal crises, psychotherapist Stephanie Dowrick remembered what she had learned early in her training: there are qualities -- the great ancient virtues -- that shape life for the better and can be called upon in times of need. Dowrick grounds her work in real lives and incidents, drawing on those times when people needed the strength provided by one of the virtues to move on with their lives. She ranges widely in Eastern and Western philosophy and spirituality as well as psychology to explore courage, fidelity, restraint, generosity, tolerance, and forgiveness. Is it possible to be generous and successful? Should we forgive someone who has hurt us deeply? Through stories memorably told, she shows that far from being dull or constraining, these virtues have much to teach us about honor, endurance, tolerance, steadfastness, and, above all, love.About the Author:
Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, has the rare distinction of writing critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction that have also been best sellers. Her books include Intimacy and Solitude, The Universal Heart, Choosing Happiness: Life and Soul Essentials, Creative Journal Writing and In the Company of Rilke. Formerly a publisher and founder of The Women's Press, London, she has for many years been writing, teaching and leading retreats on a variety of key contemporary spiritual, psychological and ethical issues while also working therapeutically with individuals and groups in a variety of settings. Stephanie has been writing the 'Inner Life' column in Good Weekend since 2001. Stephanie is also an ordained Interfaith Minister and an Adjunct Fellow with the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney. She has lived with her family in Sydney since 1983.
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Book Description Penguin, Melbourne, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Re-examines human virtues for the modern reader. 385gms weight ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 360 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 18868
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Book Description Penguin Books, Australia, 2000. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inspiring but realistic examination of the the virtues in our lives such as courage, restraint, generosity, fidelity, tolerance, forgiveness. 360pp. Approx 410g. Bookseller Inventory # 002080