The Tao of Ordinariness

by Robert J. Wicks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2019-09-02
Genre: Psychology
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN 13: 0190937181
ISBN 10: 9780190937188
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle

Synopsis : The Tao of Ordinariness written by Robert J. Wicks, published by Oxford University Press which was released on 2019-09-02. Download The Tao of Ordinariness Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. ADVANCED REVIEWS FOR THE TAO OF ORDINARINESS: HUMILITY AND SIMPLICITY IN A NARCISSISTIC AGE “In the chaos of our modern world Robert Wicks elucidates the concepts of humility, simplicity, courage and persistence as integral strategies ... -- This book is an invitation to come home to your authentic self in a world that is frequently mesmerized by "spin," narcissism, fantasy, and exhibitionism. Psychology and classic wisdom literature have, in various ways, long recognized the value for simply becoming who you are (i.e., ordinariness). However, this call is becoming increasingly drowned out by the many other voices that emphasize publicity and image-making over authenticity and humility. Renowned therapist and author Robert Wicks has written The Tao of Ordinariness as a way of beginning to address these tendencies in contemporary society. In this new countercultural work, the strength and joy of exploring who you are - and proceeding to share yourself with others in a way that they too can reclaim themselves - is revisited from a range of vantage points. The author specifically reexamines themes of humility, simplicity, letting go, self-awareness, "alonetime," resilience, and mentoring. In an era when people increasingly measure self-worth by external measures, such as the number of likes and views and followers on social media feeds (which have many individuals chasing impossible fantasies and living with a constant fear of "missing out"), Wicks offers a return to your authentic self.