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The Inner Self: The Joy of Discovering Who We Really are

The Inner Self: The Joy of Discovering Who We Really are (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Mackay, Hugh

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    11 Aug 20

'How can I get in touch with this real self, underlying all my surface behaviour? How can I become myself?' Carl Rogers, US psychotherapist The Inner Self is a book about the ways we hide from the truth about ourselves - both as individuals and as human beings - and the psycholog...ical freedom we enjoy when we finally face that most searching question of all: 'Who am I, really?' Hugh Mackay, one of Australia's most respected social psychologists, explores our 'top 20' hiding places - from addiction to materialism, nostalgia to victimhood. His explanation for our evasiveness is simple but profound: we fear the demands of love. He argues that love is our highest ideal, the richest source of life's meaning and purpose, and the key to our emotional security, personal serenity and confidence. Yet Mackay exposes the great paradox of human nature that while love brings out our best, we often resist its demands because we don't always want our best brought forward. Love promotes goodness, but we don't always want to be good. Powerfully written and drawing on a lifetime of research, The Inner Self shows how we can overcome our reluctance to live lovingly and, in the process, lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
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ISBN 9781760787745
Published AU 11 Aug 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760787745
Stock Release date is 11 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Australia
Published 11 Aug 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mackay, Hugh
Category Cultural Studies
Social Sciences
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 232mm
Height: 155mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 403g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly