The Road Less Travelled is a ‘classic work on relationships, spiritual growth and life’s meaning’. Written by best-selling author M. Scott Peck, it draws heavily on his experience as a psychiatrist and is a compelling book full of wisdom and tips to a happier, healthier and more meaningful life.
It’s one of the few books I’ve carried around that gained a great deal of attention. Sat in coffee shops, on the bus, waiting for a friend in a restaurant, endless people noticed I was reading it and felt compelled to comment; “Great book”, “That’ll stay with you forever”, “Wonderful read” and I completely understand why.
It is a life-changing book and one I will no doubt revisit again and again.
Topics covered include –
- Discipline and the art of delaying gratification, giving up comforts in the present for future gain.
- Love as a choice not a feeling, extending one’s self for the purpose of nurturing another’s spiritual growth.
- Finding Grace within ourselves, evolving our conscious minds and making the unconscious, conscious.
It’s a thought-provoking journey that took me over a month to get through because I was devouring each and every word. Stopping to assess my life and choices, enjoying the challenges and profound (though actually very obvious) questions it was throwing up.
The final two chapters on Growth & Religion and Grace may be too religion-focused for some – the reason Random House turned down publishing rights before it later went on to sell 10 million copies, but for those with any interest in personal development, I guarantee you will love it.