Hey I found a new term for thriving. Posttraumatic Growth is a term coined by “psychologists Richard G. Tedeschi and Lawrence G. Calhoun at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the mid-nineties.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posttraumatic_growth I came across it in this article “How to Suffer Successfully: Post-Traumatic Growth and Nietzschean Resilience” http://wakeup-world.com/2015/12/07/how-to-suffer-successfully-post-traumatic-growth-and-nietzschean-resilience/
Most people do not consider suffering successful. It is an introduction to the concept of thriving plus a plug to buy the book at the bottom of the article. I added Out of the Darkness: From Turmoil To Transformation by Steve Taylor. If anyone has read this book I would love to hear your reaction to it.
I usually rate books by:
The book totally agrees with me
I learned something new
This book’s author is nuts
Throw it across the room…..yes, I actually threw a book across the room. The author wrote that the type of life I used to live didn’t exist. I was pissed. Just because someone else doesn’t experience it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
The article indicated that with effort a person might gain positive attributes from a negative situation. I also found in my own experience that in my own experience I learn more from my mistakes then when things go smoothly. If all goes well I head off in a new direction. However, if I have a problem I go looking for answers. It is in the searching for purpose, meaning, and a better path that a person gains strength from an experience. An example that I share is after cancer, my priorities shifted. Things that I put off suddenly seemed far more important with the possibility of dying. A week after I found out I had cancer the jets crashed into the two towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington DC and a field in Pennsylvania. I was praying and looking for answers. That is when I became acquainted with the cacti in the desert that I share on the welcome page.