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Summary on Road Less Travelled book - WIP

  • There are four ways of enabling disciple: delaying gratification, acceptance of responsibility, dedication to truth and balancing.
  • The the feeling of being valuable is essential to mental health and is a corner stone of self-discipline.
  • Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
  • The inclination to ignore the problems is a simple manifestation of unwillingness to delay gratification.
  • It is said, “Neurotics makes themselves miserable; but those with character disorder make everyone else miserable.”
  • In attempting to avoid the pain of responsibility, millions and even billions daily attempt to escape from freedom.
  • Frequently people’s need to cling to their own reality-definition(maps), and fight against losing them is so great that therapy becomes impossible.
  • No act is more unnatural, and hence more human, than the act of entering psychotherapy.
  • Genuine psychotherapy. is a legitimate shortcut to personal growth which often is ignored.
  • To be free, we must assume total responsibility for ourselves, but in doing so, one must possess the capacity to reject the responsibility that is not truly theirs.
  • Sometimes giving up is integral part of growing up.
  • What provides the motive, the energy for discipline? The force I believe is love.
  • Love is too large, too deep ever to be truly understood or measured or limited within a framework of words.
  • Love is not effortless, but on the contrary, love is effortful

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