You’re hardwired for resilience.
Which is a huge comfort.
Trusting your innate resilience means you don’t have to struggle to change external circumstances in order to be happy, content, motivated, productive, and fulfilled.
Because life is hard sometimes. Life is hard often. Challenges. Obstacles. They keep coming.
How are you handling challenges and obstacles?
Life gets hard. Life gets scary.
- I look at the seemingly endless stream of tragedies all over the globe and I despair.
- I look at my currently shrinking client base and I get overwhelmed by my financial insecurities.
- I wonder what I have to change, do, or overcome to have romance in my life.
And then I remember my true nature.
My true nature is love — juicy, meaningful, and fulfilling — and luckily, I live in a body that’s wired to return to love, again and again and again. You’re wired that way too. What a relief to know this!
“The price of our vitality is the sum of all our fears”
― David Whyte
I’ve been studying the Three Principles with a brilliant teacher, and soaking up this freeing knowledge. Today I came across a post about returning to love that reminded me of my own resilience and that I don’t have to do anything at all (except maybe to loosen my death grip on fear a little) to create the opening that allows me to return to love.
I like the idea that love and fear cannot coexist.
It’s true. When I reground and return to love, when I let my hardwired resilience do its thing, I can act instead of react.
- I can finish my imperfect and incomplete new website and launch it (yup, I even have a launch date now!)
- I can approach friends and colleagues and ask them to help me promote my new work.
- I can even tell you that if you’ve been thinking about working with me, now is a wonderful time to begin — I have some openings in my schedule!
Resilience: you can think of it as returning to love, or you can think of it as remembering your true nature (as Mark Silver teaches — check out his free remembrance challenge).
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
When you remember and return to love, to your true nature, you’re making changes from the inside, and every change you make inside yourself affects your external reality. This is a much more peaceful and productive way to move through challenges and problems than sitting in fear waiting for external circumstances to change. That’s painful and doesn’t work very well because there are always circumstances!