This Thursday’s Thought

Resilience is a characteristic I hold higher than any other.

What is resilience, you ask? 

RESILIENCE (n): The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy. (Source: thefreedictionary.com)

What struck me about this definition is that the dictionary powers-that-be tacked buoyancy onto its end. While you may not intuitively link the two together, it makes sense when you stop to think about it (which I did): 

If youre buoyant, youre afloat and this means you’re not sinking. You might be in or on something (let’s go with water) but never under. We are constantly immersed in life’s experiences: the good, bad, funny, and not-so-funny. What’s important to bear in mind is that if you’re floating, this means part of you may always be in the water, but you will always have access to air. 

I guess what Im trying to say is to make sure you keep breathing. Having spent two and a half months in South East Asia – a wonderfully Buddhist part of our world – I thought this article offered a cute marriage of Buddhism and resiliency. Take five and give it a quick read.

Also: keep creating. When youre floating you become weightless, so take the risk with your art because its worth the reward!

/jr

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