“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” ~Alain de Botton
Our “successes” and “failures” don’t always matter as much in the grand scheme of things as our ability to bounce back from whatever life throws at us.
How resilient are you?
“There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing as it turns out.” ~Sophie Kinsella
Yes, there are times when life as we know it ends, and it feels like all is ruined, but that doesn’t mean it’s true. Life as we have known it may have ended, but new life is always springing up again out of the cracks.
Life is more resilient than we give it credit for (and so are we!).
“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.
“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.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn
We so often spend our effort trying to control life as if we could prevent challenges and hard times from coming our way, but we can’t stop the waves from coming. How much better to focus to on learning to surf life’s inevitable waves with skills of resilience and healing!