Written and narrated by Dr Denis McBrinn
Resilience is the ability to recover and become stronger as a result of dealing with challenging and difficult events that all of us experience in our lives. This audio is designed to help you to develop a resilient mind-set and a resilient skill-set to help you to bounce back from life’s challenges.
With the relentless pace of change in our modern world our lives seem to becoming increasingly complex. Because of the ecological, social, economic and political challenges in today’s world, as well as our own personal issues, it is essential that we learn to develop this vital quality of resilience.
Like many important human qualities, some people seem to be born with resilience and others have learned to become more resilient. Is resilience just a natural gift some people are lucky enough to have or can it be nurtured?
Research shows that all of us have the potential to adapt, learn and grow out of any situation, including the most horrifying and traumatic of events. Resilience can be learned, developed and strengthened and you can teach it to others.
Resilience is an inner quality that can only develop as a consequence of difficult times in our lives. It is impossible to become resilient without challenges. The challenging and difficult experiences of our lives present us with the opportunity to grow in character and become resilient. The good times don’t give us that opportunity. It is only in the “School of Hard Knocks” and the “Classroom of Adversity” that we can learn the lessons of resilience and bounce back.
Looking at the lives of highly resilient people it is clear that qualities such as courage; belief; hope; perseverance, acceptance; forgiveness and compassion are central to their success. This tells us that it is “inner qualities that transformed their lives and we came learn from their experience. Simply put, resilience is about building the inner strength to deal effectively with the stresses, trials and difficulties of life and to grow from the experience. We become more resilient when we learn to understand the spiritual, intangible, concepts of courage, faith, love, hope etc. and put them into practice in our daily lives.