This book reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on the author's experiences, the book has vast significance across the healing disciplines.
Preface.- Acknowledgments.- Walking With Hope and Dharma: Are Dogs Enlightened? Are Humans?.- The Costs and Benefits of Obliviousness: Growing Up in the 1950s.- Ten Bad Things That Almost Happened, And Many More That Did: Getting to the Other Side of Trauma.- What is the Opposite of Trauma? The Power of Transformational Grace.- Can There Ever Be Enough Me? Narcissism And the Positive Death of Self.- What Does It Mean to Live an "Extraordinary Life?".- References.