By Izzy Afriyie
HERE IS MY REVIEW of M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Traveled:
This book has such an in-depth analysis of love, spirituality, and the underlying reasons why people do what they do.
Answer these questions:
Do you agree that life is difficult? Do you also agree that it is in accepting this fact, and not expecting life to be easy that we can undermine the enormity of our problems in our mind’s eyes?
Well, this book makes the argument that life is difficult as it is supposed to be, and an individual’s ability to solve his or her life’s problems is the key to his or her spiritual growth.
THESE ARE SOME POINTS THAT I TOOK AWAY FROM THIS BOOK.
1.Consider this analogy: Your teachers give you math problems at school to find solutions to. They give them to you because finding solutions to those problems helps expand your mind and nurture your intelligence. In the same way, solving the problems that life brings to you is the path to expanding your mind, and attaining spiritual growth. To successfully do this requires extreme discipline.
2.There is a difference between falling in love or having feelings for someone and actually loving that person. Real love is not just a feeling or an intention. It is a courageous act. It is not effortless. It is a choice you make.
3.You are a parasite on another person if you require their existence to live. Real love blossoms when two independent people with an identity of their own choose to come together to love and support each other towards living their potentials and attaining spiritual growth.
4.As long as you have a perception of how the world works, you have a religion. You have something you believe in. A lot of our perceptions are “borrowed” thinking from our parents, caretakers, or the people around us. To achieve spiritual growth, you must be willing to let the “borrowed” perceptions die and give birth to your true perception through legitimate questioning
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