Adversity happens. Some people display resiliency and manage to bounce back from their trials. Still others actually grow from their trials. How can this be? Lynn Underwood writes on post-traumatic growth.
I was interviewing Trappist monks as part of a qualitative research project, asking each of them: “What is essential in order to be compassionately loving towards others?” ... [T]he abbot’s comment about accepting yourself was not one I expected to hear. I did not expect the monks to focus at all on the self as part of loving others.