Resilience is having the emotional tools to receive all the depth and range of transient human experiences, without losing touch with our perspectives or core grounding values. These tools, which include #hope, #mindfulness, #self-awareness, #self-compassion, #faith, #determination, #willpower, and #far-sightedness, to name just a few, are muscles that can be trained by conscious choices and decisions.
Every day, we can actively choose to become more resilient in the face of challenges, thereby empowering ourselves to be in flow with what the world has to offer.
#Resilience works on a personal level, helping us as individuals to stay rooted and #grounded through the storms, but it also functions on a societal level.
Societies can be easily threatened, destabilized or torn apart, or they can be resilient in the face of physical and social challenges. Of course, much of societal resilience depends on access to food, water, education and employment, but it also relies heavily on its parts.
Resilient societies are built by people who are grounded enough to take change and difficulty in their stride, without turning against each other.
Resilient societies are built by people who widen their perspectives to take into account the experiences of others, so that they play positive roles in them.
Resilient societies are built by people who can look honestly at themselves, and work to make themselves better.
Resilient societies are built by resilient people. And resilient people are built with compassion and hope.
So let us, as a society, flex the muscles of compassion and hope as we navigate the lessons that 2020 is offering us.