Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to Living a Life of Substance

4.2 avg rating
( 44 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781930722125: Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to Living a Life of Substance
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this book, the author, a Jungian therapist, defines two kinds of selfishness. Sickly selfishness is based on egotism, and sacred selfishness is valuing ourselves enough to develop into authentic human beings.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

"In many ways my educational odyssey has been a reflection of the transformational pattern of my life." Bud notes that writing Sacred Selfishness (his fourth book) was a labor of love. He says, "Jungian work becomes the path of a authentic life, a life that is fulfilling, passionate and full of love. And this journey is fueled by self-knowledge and awareness. This is the path that healed and transformed my life.""I wanted to write the book I wish someone had written when I was struggling in my early thirties or at midlife. By this I mean a book for everyone that isn't loaded with professional jargon. While I love the books by Jung and other depth psychologists, I found them difficult until I became schooled in the field."

From the Inside Flap:

Bud Harris, a Jungian analyst, defines sacred selfishness as valuing ourselves enough to develop into "authentic" human beings, who give back vitality and hope to the people around us. It is acquiring what Emerson refers to as "character—a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means."

In his early thirties, Harris was restless and generally dissatisfied. He was terrified that the rest of his life would "consist of going to work, meetings, church, soccer games, and vacations....simply adjusting to what one’s family or society describes as a ‘good life.’" This full-blown crisis led him into therapy, and began a lifelong quest to become a person of substance.

In SACRED SELFISHNESS, Harris delves into classic quest stories to show that on the path of "renewed personal consciousness," we must examine all assumptions about ourselves and our lives to uncover our hidden potential. True change must come from within, and no mere outer change can solve our problems.

Attaining self-knowledge both softens and strengthens us, and helps us love and appreciate life and other people. It affirms and enriches our choice of partners, vocation, and life-styles. "When the inner quest brings change, we can be comforted by knowing it’s authentic, that it has been carefully thought through, and that it values our past and other people." This is the path of SACRED SELFISHNESS.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780692374085: Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to Living a Life of Substance

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0692374086 ISBN 13:  9780692374085
Publisher: Daphne Publications, 2015
Softcover

9781930722514: Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to Living a Life of Substance

Inner ..., 2005
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bud Harris
Published by Inner Ocean Publishing (2003)
ISBN 10: 1930722125 ISBN 13: 9781930722125
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
vladimir belskiy
(Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Ocean Publishing, 2003. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BJ-6O79-8TOO

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Bud Harris
Published by Inner Ocean Publishing (2003)
ISBN 10: 1930722125 ISBN 13: 9781930722125
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Ocean Publishing, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1930722125

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Bud Harris
Published by Inner Ocean Publishing (2003)
ISBN 10: 1930722125 ISBN 13: 9781930722125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Ocean Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1930722125

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bud Harris
Published by Inner Ocean Publishing (2003)
ISBN 10: 1930722125 ISBN 13: 9781930722125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Inner Ocean Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111930722125

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds