Why do some people blossom through adversity while others fall apart?
What mysterious power gets us back on our feet after we’ve been knocked down?
How can we draw wisdom, passion, and strength, from the ordinary daily travails of everyday life, as well as in times of crisis?
Culled from conversations with a wide variety master survivors and teachers (as well as from personal experience), these time-tested principles of resilience have helped thousands of people to meet their life challenges with increased awareness and creative spirit. Focusing our powers of self-reinvention, harnessing our gifts of curiosity, flexibility, and vision, we learn that, “In a dark time, the eye begins to see,” in the words of poet Theodore Roethke, and that wounding is an initiation, integral to the path of awakening. When we know this, we learn to meet life’s uncertainties with less fear and more surrender, less resistance and more wherewithal. The shift from victimhood to spiritual adulthood transforms our human life.