We had a reflective Cup of Calm this morning with participants from the UK, South Africa and Dubai! We focused on the fascinating topic of resilience – a skill that we are needing to use a lot at the moment. The dictionary describes resilience as “the capacity to recover from difficulties; toughness” and other definitions include “knowing how to cope in spite of setbacks, barriers or limited resources” and “a measure of how much you want something and how much you are willing and able to overcome obstacles to get it”.
We discussed in groups how we have dealt with resilience in the past and shared wisdom. Some nuggets shared were the clearing process – writing everything down and categorizing – what can I control, what do I need help with? Thinking of resilience as a survival technique and the test of emotional rather than physical strength really resonated with us.
Resilience – Elizabeth Anna
don’t look away from these issues you know,
the ones that make you uncomfortable –
the ones you would rather turn your head to –
that you don’t believe apply to you,
until they do.
look steadily at them –
longingly learn to bear the unbearable
to feel discomfort gazing back at you
for those are the people you must love
into your empty spaces
and that is the view which will eventually make you whole.
the time to look ahead and not away, is now.
We look to seeing you next Tuesday. Please join us via: https://zoom.us/j/8044531372 and, if asked, the password is LeadChange. Bring your friends and family to join us for a moment of calm in the morning.
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Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend.
With love, all of us at She Leads Change