Resilience

“Resilience is knowing that you are the only one who has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” ~Mary Holloway

Resilience comes once we stop waiting for someone else to save us. It doesn’t mean we can’t accept help (we can and should!), but it does mean that we stay in charge of the process. Only then can we choose how we will rebound and who we will become in the process.

 

Image by Ngoc Tang from Pixabay

Surrender like a buried seed

“All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.” ~Mark Nepo

We all know what it’s like to feel buried in the dark. It’s miserable and terrifying, and we instinctively fight it. Like seeds, though, we only break open into new life when we finally surrender to the process of sprouting and growth that is larger than us.

Where do you need to surrender to that unseen process in your life right now?

 

Photo credit: Image by Ngo Minh Tuan from Pixabay

Resilience

dandelion growing out of the side of a tree

“Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you fall. You hurt. But, you keep going.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

I saw this dandelion growing out of the side of a tree on a walk this week, and it made me think of the power of resilience in being able to keep going through every challenge.