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Your Symphony of Selves by James Fadiman and Jordan Gruber

by: Watkins Books




Why you are a different you at different times and how that's both normal and healthy * Reveals that each of us is made up of multiple selves, any of which can come to the forefront in different situations * Offers examples of healthy multiple selves from psychology, neuroscience, pop culture, literature, and ancient cultures and traditions * Explores how to harmonize our selves and learn to access whichever one is best for a given situation Offering groundbreaking insight into the dynamic nature of personality, James Fadiman and Jordan Gruber show that each of us is comprised of distinct, autonomous, and inherently valuable "selves." They also show that honoring each of these selves is a key to improved ways of living, loving, and working. Explaining that it is normal to have multiple selves, the authors offer insights into why we all are inconsistent at times, allowing us to become more accepting of the different parts of who we and other people are. They explore, through extensive reviews, how the concept of healthy multiple selves has been supported in science, popular culture, spirituality, philosophy, art, literature, and ancient traditions and cite well-known people, including David Bowie and Beyonce, who describe accessing another self at a pivotal point in their lives to resolve a pressing challenge.