click image to enlarge

The Way Of Transition

Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Perseus
 | 
December, 2001
ISBN:
9780738205298
In stock now: 
2
$21.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Everywhere in nature, birth is an expulsion, the loss of the safe, known world that has been our home. And so it is with each crossing that we make during the lifetime, and so it will be at the end of our lives, when our next step begins with the loss of another safe, known world.

Decades ago, Bill Bridges brought us Transitions, a perennial bestseller that has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with personal and professional upheaval, providing a practical road map of the natural transition cycle. Now, with a new understanding of the process born of his own deep personal crisis (his wife of 35 years died of cancer), Bridges has written The Way of Transition. An honest account of being in transition, this uncommonly wise and moving book is a direct result of Bridges’ time in flux; it is a deep mapping of the personal, professional, and emotional transformations that grow out of tragedy, crisis and loss.

Eloquently explaining the mechanics of transition through his own moving story, Bridges demonstrates how disillusionment, sorrow, or confusion can blossom into a time of incredible creativity and contentment, highlighting the profound significance and true value of endings in our lives. He speaks “both as someone who has worked with people in transition for twenty-five years and also as someone who has gone through a big one recently.”

It is ironic to realize that one of the gifts I have received from experiencing loss is the ability to be in the moment. I’ve been trying to do that for the past thirty-five years, but it is only recently that I am starting to find the present moment sufficient to itself. Loss has given me that gift... It is something that came only with time and with the natural sorting process that goes on after loss. As the mud swirls around in the watery pan, the gold flakes settle of their own weight. Time doesn’t fly—it swirls, and the moments settle of their own gravity. Without serious loss, the water isn’t agitated enough to make that happen.

Publisher’s Description: 

William Bridges' lifelong work has been devoted to a deep understanding of transitions and to helping others through them. When his own wife of thirty-five years died of cancer, however, he was thrown head-first into the kind of painful and confusing abyss he had known before only in theory. An honest account of being in transition, this uncommonly wise and moving book is a richly textured map of the personal, professional, and emotional transformations that grow out of tragedy and crisis. Demonstrating how disillusionment, sorrow, or confusion can blossom into a time of incredible creativity and contentment, Bridges highlights the profound significance and value of endings in our lives.

Community Reviews

Login or Register to post a review