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pathways to possibility

Pathways to Possibility

Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World
$23.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June, 2017
ISBN: 9780143110545
In stock now: 4

In this powerful and inspiring book, family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander invites readers to shed the childhood stories that hold us back, and enter a realm of true maturity and fulfillment, where limitless growth becomes possible.

As children, we develop stories about how the world works, most of which get improved upon and amended over time. But some do not, even as we mature in other ways. Opinionated, self-centered and fear-driven, these child stories are the source of the behavioral and emotional patterns that hold us back. When we learn to identify and rewrite these stories, we can do remarkable, even magical things.

Zander shows us that life is a story we tell ourselves, and that we have the power to change that story. She illuminates how breaking old patterns and telling a new story can transform not just our own lives, but also our relationships with others—whether in a marriage, a classroom, or a business. Finally, she demonstrates how, with this new understanding of ourselves and our place within an interconnected world, we can take powerful action in the collective interest, and gain a sense of deep connection to the universe.

Having rewritten our own stories in an adult voice, we avoid the common trap of being advice givers (at best) and meddlers (at worst) and we become natural agents for their transformation. We learn to connect with others on an energetic level that creates a synergy for realizing our collective dreams…

 

The final section of the book presents a series of “games” that will usher the reader into this new territory of possibility and connection. These belong to the category author/philosopher James Carse dubbed “infinite games,” open-ended engagements with no winners or losers; games that offer only the joyousness of play. The promise of this section is great: if we engage fully, we are likely to discover facets of reality we have never before experienced, and become occasional conduits for rare moments of perfect attunement with life.

This galvanizing book expands our notions of “how much we can grow and change, whether we can change others and even affect the world at large, and how much freedom and joy we can experience.” Stimulating and profound, it is the perfect companion to her beloved first book, The Art of Possibility.