resiliency.....

November 30, 2013

  kerin rose, woods kerin rose, woods kerin rose, woods Resiliency...this word has weighed hard , rolling around in my mind endlessly  for the last few months.  I have not been present in this space for far too long, but I won't get into the details, as I am sure that its not the important part. Sometimes in life,  what  we believed to be 'true' can  make it quite clear  that we have been mistaken. Sometimes one thing after another occurs, and  truly, the best you can do is surrender to the crashing and burning  happening at your feet, while hanging on tightly in your heart to the idea that every day brings an opportunity to heal.  I have been pondering what  is it  that makes some of us so resilient, and some of us, well...just- so- not? Is resilience static, dictated by our nature, or something one can cultivate? And if it can be cultivated ( yippie!) , then why is it so difficult for some?  I read somewhere once there exists four cornerstones of resilience: compassion, acceptance, openness, creativity...( my apologies...for not crediting the writer...I cannot recall!). I believe this to mean that we must be  kind to ourselves for whatever may have brought the disaster we are experiencing, we accept that it is really happening, instead of living in denial, we are open to whatever there is to learn from the experience, and choose to use our creativity to find solutions. That, and we can give ourselves ( and others) grace. I believe the beauty of being human is that we have the ability to do  just that.  When the world feels like it is coming to an end, and  it feels like  we will never be whole again, we can remember. We can remember that we are children of  Mama Nature, Creator, God, and no matter what, there is a bigger picture. For  myself , I  will always lay me down on the earth. Our Earth mama is the original source of resilience. She can absorb and transform. Her rivers and winds will carry away the darkness.  She sings a lullaby that will remind you that there is so much beauty in a new day. Beauty  in eyes that can see. In feet that can carry me forward. In breath that can carry gratitude and light  into to the tiniest and darkest of spaces. For grace, I am thankful. Tell me, how do you find resilience?...I want to know the gorgeous mosaic of human ways!
 Wishing you all the beginning of  a beautiful holiday season...namaste, in love and light....
 


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