Thought provoking blog. Resiliency is ultimately a choice. Curve balls do come our way and often we are impacted in ways we could never have imagined. Even in times of intense grief, there is a point where we make the choice to embrace life again or stay a victim. When we allow ourselves to accept all of life, joys and sorrows, we enter a greater sense of wholeness. This integration informs us, supports us, and gives us the strength to remember who we are even during the difficult times. We cannot always choose the events we must face, but we can choose to sink deep within ourselves and find the courage to move through the pain. In doing so, the belief that light can once again shine upon our face emerges and propels us onward. Thank you, Alaina for opening this conversation.
Kim, you raise an important aspect of resilience. It’s also the capacity to move out of victimhood, or avoid that trap altogether. The most resilient people I know do what you write about, they “sink deep within and find the courage to move through the pain.” Thank you for your thoughtful post.
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