IHood: Our GPS for Living by Dr. Jill Little
Ihood: Our GPS for Living is an inspirational book for those seeking the answer of why they are here. Based on theology and the social psychology theories of Erik Erikson and Abraham Maslow, it offers the reader an opportunity to examine one’s purpose in life, asking: “Am I mainly committed to egoic behavior (self-saturation and materialism) or do I seek to be an instrument of love to others in my life (spiritual behavior)?
Unlike any other psychological theory, the premise is that if we are sufficiently ‘grown-up’ we can achieve expected levels of mature behavior throughout our life and become examples for our children and ultimately serve the world in our unique capacity. If we do not mature, we become ‘stuck’, unable to progress from egoic, self-serving behavior. In order to ‘repair’ our situation, we do a fundamental exploration of our life stages, from our birth to advanced age. We will then be able to find our truth and purpose, enabling us to enjoy genuine happiness in our daily lives and for the remainder of our life’s journey.
After the reader has an understanding of IHood, they will be able to make decisions which will be of great benefit to themselves and mankind. They will be serving “others” and not exclusively their egoic interests. They will be part of the divine revolution to benefit mankind and change the world from “self” to “other” interests. They will be fulfilling their reason for being and answer the age old question ”Why am I here?’
Jill was a humanitarian, dedicated to many charitable causes, so we also will
donate a portion from the sale of IHood: Our GPS for Living to a variety of charities.
More about IHood: Our GPS for Living can be found at www.ihoodbook.com
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013917074 – ISBN – 978-0-9889687-7-6
Dr. Jill Little reads an excerpt from her book, IHood: Our GPS for Living
Dr. Jill Little
About the Author
“You were born into this world in a spiritual state with truth and peace within. It can be regained by searching ‘inside’, not ‘outside’ of ourselves. If we look outside ourselves, we will never find happiness; our truth and peace. We will only find pain because it is a fruitless search. Our insistence that happiness is elsewhere is futile, it is within each of us.”
– Dr. Jill Little
Jill’s relationship with faith and spirituality began when she was 7, when she was baptized in a small rustic Chapel on Panther Lake in Upstate NY. Following her baptism was a life- long dedication to learning about different faiths and the relationship between ego and spirituality.
Dr. Little was a teacher, philosopher, and student of life focused on serving as an instrument of love and peace wherever she went. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Syracuse University, a M.Ed. from Temple University in Guidance Counseling, and a Ph.D. in School Administration from Syracuse University.
IHood: Our GPS for Living is Dr. Little’s sixth book and her life’s work. As we weave ourselves into the fabric of the world Jill believed in, we develop and access the innate abilities to love and serve each other. When our physical time in this world draws to a close, our contribution – a spiritual legacy – continues to integrate. Her belief, as felt throughout I Hood is that a divine opportunity to fill one’s life with grace and purpose exists for everyone. It may lay dormant amidst worldly distractions, but begs to be awakened, interrupted, and brought to the forefront of living.