What does resiliency mean to you? Showing up for the moment? Inner strength? I want to take you further into understanding how resiliency is a preparation for who you are and what may be coming next in your life. By reframing resiliency, you open a door and connect to something greater within yourself. Let’s begin by reimagining three different aspects of resiliency.
First let’s imagine how resiliency is a preparation or a pivot point.
It is something more than we ever thought it could be. As our resiliency grows, it’s important to notice something is happening. There is a preparation going on. Resiliency is taking you somewhere. It’s preparing you for what is next in your life, which helps you stay focused on what is important.
So, how can you use resiliency as a pivot point or a doorway to what is next in your journey?
Next, let’s imagine resiliency as a supportive friend. What does this mean? We can all relate to the kind of change that is so rapid that it can be difficult to foresee the best way through. It can put us into survival mode. What we need is more mental and emotional resiliency. We need it to last and be reliable. We want to be able to hold the worries and concerns in a better, friendlier place. In this way, we want resiliency to be like a good friend that rises up, who is supportive, as any good friend would be.
How do you want to make resilience a more supportive friend?
Lastly, let’s imagine how resiliency is not a landing or an ending point. It is a resource within your own journey. We don’t find resiliency and then rest because life keeps asking more from us. And resiliency is not outside of us, it comes from within. In this way, we have a relationship with it and can tap into the reservoir of our resilience, if we know how to access it. It is embedded in our values and is reflected within the tapestry of who we are.
How will you reframe resiliency, so it is a constant resource in your journey, and not a landing or ending point?