The Oxford dictionary defines resilience as ‘the ability of people or things to recover quickly after something unpleasant, such as shock, injury, etc.’ – certainly a quality we could all benefit from in these troubled times.
If you ever believed that resilience is something you are born with or inherited however and it will only serve you as you go through life, there is much evidence to support that you are very wrong.
In an excellent paper from the Garrison Institute on ‘The human dimensions of resilience,’ they state that “resilience skills can serve to buffer individuals and communities from the many negative effects of stress…Resilient individuals are not just “lucky accidents.” Those who possess resilience share certain qualities that can be identified and learned, among them, confidence, emotional regulation and mental flexibility.”
So resilience, like most attributes can be developed and I believe that building resilience through knowing the self – is in everyone’s grasp – but we’ll get to that.
The paper goes on to say that the skills and attitudes of resilience can be transmitted from one person to another through social networks and that these skills will themselves strengthen social bonds and therefore communities!
Resilience has an infectious quality
It is very clear if one is to believe this then that the building and spreading of resilience are found in the self and transmitted to the other, not unlike the principle of ‘Ubuntu.’ Just as Ubuntu expounds that ‘oneness’ is found in the collective being optimistic, courageous, self-confident and even-minded in all circumstances – resilience is no doubt one of these qualities.
In essence, the resilience that has served us to face this Covid-19 pandemic together is as infectious as the virus itself and will in years to come be seen as one of the positive aspects of the pandemic.
There is no doubt, therefore, that the building of resilience is a great asset both to the individual and the community at large and as a facilitator of various practices that holistically build body mind and soul, it is my experience that one of the strongest and most successful ways to do so is through developing and understanding of the self.
In my practice, there has been an encouraging resurge at this time in the popularity of ‘soul plan’ readings and with everyone’s need to deal with stress through being stronger and more self-aware this is a good way to achieve it.
The details of what a ‘soul plan’ reading accomplishes can be found on my website, but in essence, it is about discovering your talents, strength and weaknesses so that you can plan a future based on those strengths and develop weaker areas through having more self-awareness.
Revealing the self
Attributes like resilience are developed just like any other and it is my belief that the Soul plan readings achieve this, but also that it is the facilitation and the methods I use that lead to better self-awareness.
I hold your hand through the unravelling of your foundation and like peeling the layers of an onion, through listening and guiding, I reveal your real self to you.
Living in the moment
The change can be astounding and instantaneous. Like a light switch being thrown, your enlightenment can immediately begin to lead you down a better path. The human brain is capable of changing over 70% of its thought patterns in a single day. It is the NOW that matters, so ‘carpe diem’ – seize the day – Contact me and let me help you to start building resilience through knowing the self. Stay positive and stay safe!