Pathway to Bliss takes the reader on a journey from a darkness to light. Although women of divorce is discussed, the principles shared can be applied to anyone encountering any kind of crisis. By studying the patterns identified, we learn how to handle crisis with balance and control. In this way, we spare ourselves unnecessary pain and discomfort.
The author opens the book with an in depth account of Sarah. Her innermost thoughts were telling, as she craftily maneuvered through life. To showcase her lessons and provide a rich comparison, we meet the women interviewed in the study. Their stories are compelling, as they tried to find their way from shear panic and danger, to comical antics. The book follows these women from the initial to the end phase of recovery. The Healing Continuum was created to measure their progress from pain and suffering to peace and contentment.
One thing was apparent; many wasted an inordinate amount of time trying to recover. Thus, prescriptives are offered on how to reduce healing time. By realizing that crisis is inevitable, we are encouraged to prepare for it before it occurs. The question and answer section creates more learning for future use. By relating these exercises to one’s own situation, the reader can approach crisis with confidence.
The purpose of this book is to act as a teaching tool for individuals experiencing crisis, or simply a guide to improve one’s attitude towards life. Thus, this book is humbly offered, with anticipation, to help the reader handle life’s challenges. For from the stories told arise the personal wisdom and insights which Sarah and the respondents learned. The hope is that their experiences will help others achieve a sense of inner peace and balance in their new reality.