Friday, January 4, 2013

GROWTH- within the context

A  L  O  H  A !

" It is a rough road
 that leads to the heights 
of greatness. "

Seneca 











" Smooth seas 
do not make for
 a skillful sailor. "

African Proverb







" [our] theory does not suggest
 that there is an
 absence of suffering
 as wisdom builds,
 but rather
 that appreciable growth
 occurs
 within the context
 of pain and loss. 

In fact, some measure of 
significant distress
 may be necessary 
for growth to occur - "

  (Butler et al., 2005)













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                                Warmly, cloudia 

35 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

Cloudia those are good quotes for me at this time. And I love the rainbow in the post below. Incredible!

Anonymous said...

Don't think I'd want to fly in that neon plane. So, what are we supposed to guess is happening with your ending frills of everflowing "69696969696969696969"s? The fish I get; is this a numnerical centipede? DrumMajor

Magia da Inês said...

Belo post.

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Akelamalu said...

Happy Weekend Cloudia. x

Lexsa said...

nice blog thx

izzy said...

difficulty ,struggle for growth to occur... yup sadly these cycles do happen. I try to glide. thanks

Adam said...

A life at sea is not the life for me matey. Though I'd look cool with a captain's hat.

Karen S. said...

We are a lucky lot to be able to run wild amongst our most precious possession- life! Enjoy your day!

Small Kucing said...

Aloha Cloudia

Ya everything will have to come from experience

Happy New year. Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

Myrna R. said...

I like the plane. And it's so true that wisdom does not eliminate suffering. Have a great week end.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

In a strange sort of way I do believe we have to experience 'bad things' sometimes to strengthen our beliefs. Well I do know that it's only a few minutes away from Saturday here Cloudia, but I'm hoping that you will still be enjoying your Friday for some time yet!

TexWisGirl said...

i wish it were easier, sometimes, than it is. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Pain is necessary for growth, but too much pain stifles it. I guess it's like the rest of life, not quite fair or predictable, and different for each person.

Teresa said...

I love the airplane and the ships.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice words and numbers, especially the numbers.

ayala said...

Great quotes! Wishing you all the best in the new year :)

Daryl E said...

have a great weekend!!!!!

LONDONLULU said...

I especially love the Seneca - truly stood the test of time. Wishing you a good Friday and weekend ahead!

Betty Manousos said...

thank you for always brightening my day!

alohaaaa!!!!!!!!!

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John McElveen said...

The Butterfly dies without the struggle!!!

J

Windsmoke. said...

Quote by Butler and the aeroplane get my vote.

Joop Zand said...

Warm greetings from Holland Cloudia.....wish you a lovely weekend.

Joop

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for this great mean to measure life, and the inspiration for thought.
Please have you all a good weekend.

Mama Zen said...

Ah, yes! Another growth opportunity!

passionatereads.com said...

Sixty-niners are my favorite way to grow...as a poet. ;)

The Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful.

magiceye said...

My curiosity has been aroused with the figures concluding your post!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Really don't like "Rough Roads" !

Linda said...

Wonderful timely quotes. Great post, Cloudia, and good choice of photos. Happy New Year to you!

Indrani Ghose said...

Great quotes for the day!

Laura said...

Happy New Year Cloudia... thanks for your wisdom quotes and always stunning photos!

Cloudia said...

thank YOU each dear friends!!!!!
what a PARTY

Kay said...

Hmmmm.... Mom would embrace all these sayings!

Cloudia said...

MOM is a wise woman; Thank her for me!