The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves explores the need to know ourselves more deeply, and the many obstacles that stand in our way. The various chapters illustrate internal obstacles such as intimidation by the magnitude of the project, the readiness to avoid the hard work, and gnawing self-doubt, but also provide tools to strengthen consciousness to take these obstacles on. Additional essays address living in haunted houses, the necessity of failure, and the gift and limits of therapy.
Most of all, Hollis addresses the resources we all have within, or can obtain for ourselves, to lead a more abundant life and to step into larger possibilities for our unfolding journeys.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Fear, Skepticism, Lassitude: The Recovery of an Inner Life
Chapter Two: The Zen Paradox: What You Have Become is Now Your Chief Problem
Chapter Three: Necessary Fictions: Therapy as the Critique of “Stories”
Chapter Four: Down and Out in Zürich: For Those Who Think Becoming a Jungian Analyst is a Cool Thing
Chapter Five: Shipwreck: The Importance of Failure in Our Lives
Chapter Six: Doing Difficult Therapy
Chapter Seven: Living in Haunted Houses: The Latest News from the Madding Crowd Within
Chapter Eight: The Gi , and the Limitations, of Therapy
Chapter Nine: Invisible Means of Support: The Theogonies of Stephen Dunn
Chapter Ten: The Resources Within Each of Us
Chapter Eleven: Notes Toward a Personal Memoir
Afterword: On the Matter of Soul