The dictionary gives the meaning as:- "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness"
However the image of toughness for me is a "stiff upper lip" attitude, which is not what we need to practice, it's all about showing our emotions and letting it all out!
I understand the usefulness of adopting a healthy lifestyle and keeping physically fit to help against decease, however where do I stand with the emotional resilience?
Well I'm optimistic, my glass is always half full and I never give up hope. I have a strong feeling of right and wrong and pride myself on being honest and truthful, where appropriate. I am a good listener and hold many confidences. I have my family and good friends that I can confide in.
Luckily I'm able to keep myself fit and enjoy time spent in the fresh air. Walking and gardening gives me a strong sense of purpose and accomplishment. I find these activities give me a spiritual presence in the world too.
If I have problems that roam around my head I will search for a resolution, trying not to ruminate or put pressure on myself to be successful.
I like to educate myself on what life means, without getting too detached from reality.
Not sure if I'm that good at facing my fears. Although I tend to run away from them, I do face my demons from time to time and regularly challenge myself to do some thing out of my comfort zone. However, this is something I can continue to work on, see where it goes.
So looking at all these aspects, it seems that I probably do have a fare amount of resistance, perhaps I just don't give myself any credit about how "tough" I am!
Hope the coming week is good to you all!