“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.
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“Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~Lao Tzu
It so often feels easier to try to control others in order to create the life we want, but true power and maximum control over the life we create comes from learning to master ourselves instead. Where would you benefit from shifting your focus from trying to control others in your life to learning to master yourself?
When our hearts get broken, it’s so tempting to look outside ourselves for healing, hoping that someone else can do that for us. But the power to heal our broken heart always comes from within. Others might help us on the healing journey, but we ultimately have to do the work ourselves. It is only then that we find the source of Grace from which healing flows.