A Life of One's Own

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 23, 2011 - Psychology - 224 pages
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How often do we ask ourselves, ‘What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?’ In A Life of One’s Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy.

  

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User Review  - Paige Kinnaird - Goodreads

The journey of self-discovery is exactly that = SELF. One cannot simply take the words, actions and knowledge from another and transfer it to one' own life. The journey must be internalized and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cat - Goodreads

I started and never finished this book several times but I still always think about it. Read full review

Contents

1 First questions
1
2 Keeping a diary
14
3 Exploring the hinterland
34
4 The coming and going of delight
46
5 Searching for a purpose
57
6 Searching for a rule
70
7 Two ways of looking
76
8 Discovering that thought can be blind
83
11 Fear of a dragon
108
12 More outcasts of thought
116
13 Relaxing
130
14 Carthorse or Pegasus?
139
15 Discovery of the other
149
16 Retrospect
156
Epilogue
165
Afterword
173

9 Watching the antics of blind thinking
92
10 The escape from blind thinking
100

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About the author (2011)

Marion Milner (1900-1998) was a distinguished British psychoanalyst, educationalist, autobiographer and artist.

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