Over the past decade, Flourishing Life Society has explored hundreds of contributing factors of a flourishing life.
What is a Flourishing Life?
Humans are amazingly adept at survival. We meet challenges, working through obstacles, and somehow find a way to make it through. Children survive traumatized beginnings, taking parched emotional environments, adapting to the lack, and moving to adulthood. We are resilient. We are creative. We are resourceful. Yet, while we innately know how to survive, we don't all of flourish.
Flourishing maximizes the experience of living, finding more from surrounding environments, regulating disrupting emotions, and finding confidence in self and relationships. A garden may grow; but a flourishing garden explodes in color and fruit, expanding over boundaries, and reaching high above the ground.
Flourishing Life: Living within an optimal range of human functioning, experiencing positive emotions and life experiences most of the time.
Each of these categories deserve comprehensive investigation and practice. Much advice on the internet is severely antidotal, suggesting simplicities without considering complex factors such as biology, learned behaviors, and self-deceptions. We struggle with accurate self-assessments, biological givens, and habitual failures. Although difficult, we can find freedom from much of the pain and disappointment. We can flourish.
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This collection is randomly updated daily. Some articles I loved, others, well, just survived. Starting in 2011, I began the FLS website with Ten Beacons of Light, each following month I added to the collection.