The best-selling psychotherapist and author of The Power of Kindness offers a concrete program for developing the will - a faculty we greatly need to face life’s hurdles and to embark on our most meaningful projects All of us experience periods of gloom, fear, and uncertainty. But we each possess deep reserves of inner strength and wisdom for dealing with such setbacks. Indeed, it is the very arrival of darkened circumstances that can summon our untapped energies. In Your Inner Will, therapist and philosopher Piero Ferrucci explores how to play on the iron chords of our interior selves. In this stirring and deeply practical work, Ferrucci provides a full program for the cultivation of the will by employing insights from classical mythology and wisdom teachings, neuroscience research, case studies, and psychological exercises. Chapters include: "Mastery", "Autonomy", "Freedom", "Courage", "Integrity", and "Resilience". Ferrucci describes the pitfalls we face when our inner strength is lacking, and shows us what we can expect when it is healthfully developed. An effective will can guide us in our search for inner freedom; it helps us to take risks and to renew ourselves; it makes us feel strong and confident. Your Inner Will is an immensely practical study that helps listeners navigate crises and pursue more purposeful lives.
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Better organization. Ferrucci's random, almost stream-of-consciousness musings were presented in a haphazard way, lacking logical progression or a strong central theme or premise. He leans quite heavily on mythology and legend rather than his far more interesting clinical experiences and breadth of knowledge, which is a shame.
There didn't seem to BE a story or message of any discernible import...
The narrator seemed to be making the best of an abysmal situation, so I can't fault him.
Extreme disappointment. I listened from beginning to end and came away with nothing new.
I'd heard the book promoted on NPR so thought I'd give it a listen. I'm sorry I did.
Hopeful, kind and honest...