There is a famous spiritual teacher named Osho who once said, “You don’t learn love, you unlearn unlove.” I feel the same is true of resilience. We are all born resilient, but during the course of our life this knowledge is buried under the constraints by which we live. We learn to be rigid in our lifestyle and judgmental in our thoughts and when things don’t go our way we’ve learned to point fingers at ourselves or others because someone has to be at fault. During the past year, I’ve given you a glimpse of the truth; that you are a resilient person. This resilience is the foundation upon which you can create health, despite a diagnosis of disease.
During the next few weeks take time to celebrate yourself for the positive changes you’ve made. Count your blessings, and look forward to a future where you use the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired to become more of who you truly are. Maybe practicing resilience is love, true love of self. Read the next quote by Leo Buscaglia and tell me what you think!
“Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.”