Resilience

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If you are going through any challenging times in your life, here is a little gem to give you a hug and encourage you to keep going as you ride the wave between yin and yang.

A familliar biblical passage puts the issue of trust in perspective. You can build your house on sand, or you can build your house on rock. If you build your house on sand, then the winds will come and the rains will come, and your house will fall down. But if you build your house on rock, then the winds and rains will still come, but your house will remain firm. What this means to me is that if I trust in temporary things to give my life a sense of meaning, then I will always be vulnerable to despair and disappointment. But if I build my house on rock, then my life will remain firm in spite of life’s inevitable disappointments.

The rock, of course, is love. People may betray me or disappoint me—but if my heart remains open, I will endure the storm. My job or my house or my money may go—but if my heart remains open, I will endure the storm. The man I love may decide tomorrow that he loves me no more—but if my heart remains open, I will endure the storm. – Marianne Williamson

Remember, you are your own rainbow, the bridge between the sunshine and the rain; you create your own well-being from within.  Although it´s fun and joyful when we are at the sunshine end of the rainbow, it´s important to learn the skill of being resilient. When our rainbow is hiding behind the clouds and rain and we start to lose hope that only dark skies lie ahead, we need to remember that we are the rainbow and we are sat on top of that rainbow taking in the view, accepting what is with gratitude, whilst simultaneously envisioning and taking small incremental steps towards our joy.

“No matter how hard the past,you can always begin again.” Buddha

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