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Half-Lived Life : Overcoming Passivity And Rediscovering Your Authentic Self - John H. Lee

Half-Lived Life

Overcoming Passivity And Rediscovering Your Authentic Self

Hardcover Published: 20th December 2011
ISBN: 9780762772520
Number Of Pages: 224

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“So this is my life? What happened to the person I thought I might be at this stage of the game?  Where did that person go?  Why am I feeling like I’m just treading water, trying to stay one step ahead of my bills and obligations.  Anyway, I’m just too tired at this point to try to figure out where that other person went.  But I sure expected to be living a different life than this one.”

Most people in their forties, fifties, and beyond catch themselves saying something similar to this. Everyone has a mental image of the person they want to be, but few of us actually fulfill these wishes. Once people realize they are living a completely different life than they’d envisioned, they often think it is too late to change and carry on with the same old habits. Too many people settle for a half-lived life.


Best-selling author John Lee has long been addressing the fallacy of this attitude in talks and workshops—and now he sets this program into book form. In The Half-Lived Life, he introduces and explains how passivity holds us hostage to old ways of doing things—and provides solutions on escaping this paralyzing state of mind, body, and spirit while increasing our emotional intelligence (EQ). He also shows the freedom to be gained via compassionate assertiveness—an outgrowth of setting boundaries and enforcing limits. Just as Lee’s seminars have successfully led many to find their authentic self in the second half of their life, so too will this book.

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"If you want to understand why you are so unsatisfied and disappointed with your life, this is the book for you. John Lee is a contemporary wise man sharing wisdom about our pain and how to get beyond it to a renewed life. The Half-Lived Life is must reading for all of us on The Quest!" -Robert L. Moore, PhD, author of Facing the Dragon "If anyone can create a path of transformation for your life, John Lee can and will in this book. He has lived the pages and now passes the personal power on to you." -Pat Love, EdD, author of Never Be Lonely Again "John Lee mentions that 'very little has been written about passivity in men.' Men are always assumed to be hard-drivers, but they live out their passivity in a disguised way. This book will help both men and women see that." -Robert Bly, poet and author of Iron John

Introduction: Your Authentic Life Awaitsp. ix
Solving the Problem of Passivityp. 1
Identifying Passivity
What Passivity Is Not
Men and Women Under the Influence
The Symptoms of Passivity
Three Types of Passivity in Children
Causes of Passivity
Passivity in Men
Passivity in Women
The Solutionsp. 51
Remembering Who You Wanted to Be
Infidelity of the Heart
Silencing the Detractors and Ceasing the Distractions
Overcoming the Five Great Fears
Stopping the Lying
Solving the Abandonment Problem That Leads to Passivity
Rage as a Form of Passivity
Grieving: A Four-Step Model to Treat Abandonment
Working with Abandonment Issues in Therapy
Now for the Good News About Abandonment
Active Loving as a Solution to Passivity
Further Thoughts on Active Loving: The Four Forms of Love
Authentic Contact
Compensating Actions Versus Inspired Actions
Active Thinking
Enhancing Emotional Intelligence
Setting Boundaries
Finding Your Limits
Becoming Compassionately Assertive in the Second Half of Lifep. 145
Becoming Compassionately Assertive
Getting Rid of the Word You
The Four Compassionately Assertive Statements
Detaching Versus Disconnecting
Regression and Regressive Behaviors
The Brain and Regression
Emotional Regression
What Now?p. 177
Where Are You Going?
What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?
The Five Things to Do While Discovering Your Authentic Self
Who Are You Going With?
What Are You Waiting For?
Making a Miracle List
Going into the Future with Gratitude
Conclusion: Being Who You Really Arep. 194
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
Indexp. 202
About the Authorp. 207
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ISBN: 9780762772520
ISBN-10: 0762772522
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th December 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 13.72  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34

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