'Resilience' Chapter

Resilience

Stress, darkness, delusion, call it what you will, this affects us all. We all suffer both psychologically and physically. Some people just can’t feel right again as quickly as other people do. The person who doesn’t bounce back as quickly as others isn’t foolish or possessed of any other character defect necessarily. They may not be able to help it as easily as other people.

The idea that “THOU SHALT NOT LOSE YOUR COOL!” actually makes lunatics of people. We are burdened not so much by events themselves as we are by our thoughts that tell us how we should or should not handle a situation. There is no one right way of seeing things to get to.

“You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.” Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher and writer (1821-1881)

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

Process Of Bouncing Back

Today, we are going to talk about resilience. You can’t talk about resilience though, friends, without talking about why the topic matters. Why resilience is important is something we all have a relationship to. Stress, darkness, delusion, call it what… Seek More

Burdened By Thoughts

Doesn’t being resilient depend on what event one is trying to bounce back from? It does in part. That’s an excellent question. Your reactions are never out of context, naturally. But the hormonal reactions, they have discovered, put you into… Seek More

Need To Adapt

I think a person can reach a point where they no longer want to adapt. Want. That is key? Yes, desire. It’s actually the basis of a whole body of tantric traditions. Perhaps they have the ability to adapt, but… Seek More

Ok As You Are

To get it back where we can all meet on personal resilience, the truth is that we should not seek any specific state, or to avoid any specific state. What the scientists have discovered that is working (after tormenting people… Seek More