16 Ramadan 2016: Resilience

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

RLThere has never been a more opportune time to remember that we all have resilience within us that is beyond our imagination.

From increasing poverty, war, death, starvation, racism, pressures, inflation, mental illness, useless talk, lies, etc…. resilience is what will get us through.

But what is resilience? Is it something learned or something innate?

I believe that resilience springs from the belief that everything that we experience or befalls us is not coincidental. Whatever happens to us or whatever we see, do or hear is always met with equal strength that is naturally within us.

Resilience can’t be learned, but like muscle strength, it can be exposed.

We can handle anything that comes our way … for god created us like that.

From our fears to our dreams, we have it within us to bounce back.

Can we be any stronger?

 

 

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