All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”
I read this book with my usual ‘wait and see’ thought process. I found myself journeying with the author and wondering why I hadn’t taken as many side trips to find myself. Bob Epperly’s process and experience rings so true for me, as I’m sure it will for many career driven, authority seeking, workaholics. As young (20 to 60) people, we envision time as endless… we look without instead of within… and ignore those closest to us. I honestly don’t know of one person who worked and had a family who doesn’t feel like time just escaped and their children… who seemed happy enough… grew up “all of a sudden”.
Bob’s real angst, as he so aptly describes through the different periods of his life, is a voice for many of us and our internal struggles. Clearly, his journey was constant… (mine wasn’t). He took the road much less traveled and found himself along the way. His journey, and his awakening is profound and meaningful. This book can be best described as… “I’m showing you a light fellow workaholic… follow it to your own path”. I can only hope that those who are also singularly career or ego driven (based on expectations ingrained in us by our past or our families) will take a moment and read this book…and highlight Bob’s resources. A lovely read… highly recommend. C. Weidner