Sometimes you see something come at you over and over and over and you think, “Ok already! I get the message, I am listening!”. Whether you believe in Source, God or that we are in a big snow globe being shaken by a troll, the idea that there are messages in the things we see in our everyday life put there by a greater force is not a new concept. I am sure there is some fancy-schmancy neuroscience chemical explanation someone has for my comment box, but I would like to go with my theory on messages – mostly – because they are cool, coincidental, and just come at the right time.
Resilience is the message I have been receiving all day today. What a wonderful word. RESILIENCE. Per dictionary.com: 1)The power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. Or 2) the ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; bouyancy. Such a powerful word. It says so much. It speaks to me on so many levels.
I saw a beautiful quote in an article today: “Resilient people are like trees bending in the wind. They bounce back.”
Then yet another article came my way, 30 Profiles of Resilience in Business. The first story however, of a woman who was a successful overachiever who ended up disabled and at ground zero in back in her parents house at age 35 really hit a nerve. It scared me. It moved me. But most of all it inspired me. So much of our life is how we choose to experience something, how we choose to look at it. There are so many lessons to be learned by reading other people’s stories.
Perhaps it is a reminder to me that I have to bend with the wind and that I do in fact have the inner strength and the resources surrounding me to “bounce back” from the challenges I face.
Perhaps it is so I can put the message out to pass it on to remind others that they too have the strength to carry on.
Either way. It was a message loud and clear. I have received it. And I am sending it on its way.