Spiritual Resilience Today May 21st at 1 PM PDT, 4 PM EDT on AcimGatherRadio broadcast. Go to www.acimgatherradio.org and follow the links to Paltalk and/or the radio. Please join us for an hour of discovery.
Have you ever wondered why come people seem to withstand the hardships they face in life better than others? Why do some people seemingly effortlessly walk through their daily life in a reverent and spiritual manner, while others struggle daily to keep their focus on the divine?
Resilience is the ability to withstand trauma, incidences and life changes by bouncing back to a state of consciousness before the event or by gaining strength through the incident. Synonyms such flexibility, strength, and spirit gives us insight into the functioning of resilience.
In the past we have often thought that certain attributes such as resilience, leadership, and achievement were based on a born trait. As we become more aware of the existential paradigm of life it is apparent that these traits are with in all of us and can be learned.
What we know about people who are resilient.
People who display great resilience see the world not as against them or even challenging but rather a place to grow and form relationships. When trauma of any kind presents itself, they take the opportunity to seek out the lesson. They perceive the world through eyes and mind of someone who is curious and willing to deal with what it handed to them.
A resilient person knows that change of all kind is always happening. They don’t expect the world to stay static. This includes their relationships.
When crisis presents itself they don’t perceive it as an insurmountable problem, but rather seek solutions and are willing to take time and tenaciousness to resolve the issues.
A resilient person lives in the here and now. They don’t deny the crisis or the problem, but rather embrace it as a part of the ongoing life around them. They embrace a problem as an opportunity to grow.
They love themselves; nurture their life, self, soul, and spirit. Embracing their talents and shortcomings with acceptance and love.
They keep life in perspective and avoid blowing things out of proportion. Looking at the wider viewpoint, they keep incidents in perspective to the overall flow of life.
The resilient are always looking for the pony. They are hopeful (hope is different from wishful thinking or fantasizing about a maybe life). Deep in the depths of their consciousness they know miracles can and do happen every minute of everyday.
They embrace their spiritual nature, accepting that they are at one with all life. They understand responsibility and reflecting consciousness as the foundation of a spiritual life.
© Suzanne Deakins