The Resilience of Self!
The power of human nature to overcome is amazing!
Wounds heal but they do leave scars – sometimes angry, red and sore but time always marches on as it never stands still*! So, sooner or later, even though those memories linger, the hurts will fade and dim more and more but only if you choose to let them fade. Only if you yourself makes a choice to let them fade and then, so too will the scars fade – the ones which seemed to, at one stage, threaten to overtake your life.
The resilience of a person – that means YOU,
can and does kick in,
but only if you choose to let it!**
Sometimes we all can become like a bruised reed***, frail and broken at the edge of life where…
Once we were standing tall strong and ready to face the world but now looking in the mirror all we see is a person bent and battered by the winds of life
Are you like that bruised reed?
Was it not that long ago you were full of life but somehow, somewhere something happened which left you broken.
What was it…?
- a wrong decision, failure or mistake
- a friends betrayal or a spouses wrong
- the loss of a loved one or grief of some kind+
- a lie or angry words
- violence or abuse
- maybe it was the loss of a job or a home…?
Whatever it was has it become the lynch pin, the cause of your brokenness, despair and anguish of life? But just stop for a moment and take some time to reflect and know that you have within you a resilience and strength far beyond what you know. All you need to do is to find it, let it blossom, flower and grow!++
Yes – so many times in life events occur and they bring us down. Down so low that it seems as if our life is over but somehow we keep on going and moving on as deep within us a strength lies there waiting… waiting… waiting!+++
Yes – so many times in life people hurt, abandon and do us wrong but somehow we keep on going even if we just do the ‘motions of living’ – we just keep plodding on… and on… and on!+++
Yes- so many times in life we think that we cannot go on another step for it is just too hard and all we want is for it to stop!
Stop for a moment and take some time to reflect as…
life is far too precious and each one of us is so very unique so…
reach within yourself and find your own strength and resilience!
But if you feel you need assistance do reach out for another, take their hand and let them help you along. Do not try when you feel it is hopeless to try ‘go-it-alone’ as, sometimes we all need to have support, there is always help and love just around the corner – more than you realize or know.
Yes – the power of human nature to overcome is amazing but sometimes all you need is that nudge as your strength can be buried so deep within you that it becomes lost in the pain and the hurt. There is no harm or shame in seeking assistance then you do not have to walk that pain of recovery all alone.
The resilience of self and your self-preservation is amazing
but sometimes all any of us needs to do is to find it within!
When the storms of life seem to close in my friend and your eyes become blurred with the tears and,
even though you may lose much with the pain and the sorrow,
never ever forget that you are an incredible life.
A life that is worth so much and very unique…
very precious and the place that you hold within this earth is made just for you!
So even though life may seem so very difficult at times let it open up awareness of those resources contained within.
The resilience of self and self-preservation holds the key for peace and survival as…
peace and having a life worth living come not in the absence of conflict but,
in the ability to cope with what is given!
My hope for you today and always is that through your life you will find your own strength and resilience. Whether you need help in finding it during times of difficulties that is okay – never be afraid or ashamed to seek out any help you might need.
Do not be discouraged!^.
Do not be afraid!^^:
- as it is in the overcoming and learning what you have deep inside that is amazing
- as it is you ‘stepping out’ of the other side of a dark period in your life that you will find, utilize and rely on your strength and self-preservation
- as it is in you choosing this that you will find a peace of mind and…
nothing is better than this!
Step forwards in faith and belief in your own resilience as it is there lying waiting…
just waiting within you!
My inspirational book – ‘Musings of a Blogger – Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life’s Journey’ is a book which will inspire you to make CHOICES that will be right for your life! The inspirational words… the connecting workbook (with its two amazing themes – The Hexagon of Life and The Parable of the Butterfly) plus, the Reader’s Group Questions are all written for you to choose to make a choice to ‘step out’ towards your resilience of self! So decide today to take a journey of self-discovery and find the freedom and peace from adversity that you deserve!^^^
-Chapter two – ‘The Stoppers in our lives’ and chapter 12 of the workbook
-Chapter three – ‘What is fear?’ and chapter 13 of the workbook
-Chapter four – ‘Embrace change’ and chapter 14 of the workbook
-Chapter five – ‘Self-esteem’ – what are your values?’ and chapter 15 of the workbook
-Chapter six – ‘Challenging your though patterns’ and chapter 16 of the workbook
-Chapter eight – ‘Loneliness and Hope’ and chapter 18 of the workbook and,
– Chapter 10 – ‘Choices, chances and changes’ and chapter 20 of the workbook.
Books – ‘Musings of a Blogger – Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life’s Journey’
Blog Posts –
What is Life? – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/life/
* Time Does not Heal You Yourself Heals – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/time/
** Are You Truly Free or is a Remembrance Holding You Back – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/truly-free-remembrance/
*** Are You a Bruised Reed…? – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/bruised-reed/
+ Loss Overcoming and Living Again! – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/loss-overcoming-living/
++ Stop as Your Life Needs You Now…! – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/stop-life-walls-gate-step-free/
++What is Your Circle of Life, a Garland of Beautiful Flowers or One Made up of Weeds…? – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/circle-life-garland-flowers_weeds/
+++Do You Live with Toxicity – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/toxicity-live-lesson/
^ Are You Discouraged Today – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/discouraged/
^^ Are you Ruled by Fear or Do You Choose Freedom – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/fear-freedom/
^^^Bitterness or Freedom Which One Will You Choose – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/bitterness/
^^^Simplicity and Freedom How Many of Us Have These in Our Life – http://ruthannecaukwell.com/freedom-simplicity/
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