If you are looking for motivation and inspiration, what a beautiful quote by Louisa Alcott from her book Little Woman about how to not be afraid of the up and downs in life. If we are learning, if we realize that we are the captain of our ship then we can get through what life brings in front of us.
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness; Having a positive mindset of no matter what has happened, what can I do now. We can either be taken down by the events or rise above them. Be RESILIENT!
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If you have heard about the glass half full or empty, it’s often looked at it from a point of view of having an Optimist and Pessimist attitude.
Continuing on the topic of glass full, the quote by Louisa Alcott encourages us to not be afraid. Regardless of what has happened or is happening, focus on learning and be Resilient. Have the attitude of what I can do.
Meditation is one way we can cultivate the quality of Resilience and connect with the power we have inside of us to get up and do what we can.
If you are struggling, worried or just need a small push. Here is a practice to help you cultivate a quality of being:
- Believing in yourself
- Resilient – Ready to bounce back!
REFLECT: Find time to sit in silence. Relax and start with first focusing on breathing. Next once you are settled, notice what thoughts come to mind. Does your mind then wander and can you spot any negative thoughts or patterns?
RESPOND: Note your feelings, sensations without getting hooked into the experience. If & when any thoughts arise and you feel being carried away, return back to the breath.
With each breath, remind yourself of the quote and commit to take action, to get started, to take the first or next step!
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ships”
LouisaMayAlcott – Little Woman
About Author: Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist, short story writer and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys.
Now Repeat one or more of following Affirmations as you breathe in. Let Go of anything negative or not needed as you breathe out. Continue this for 2-5 minutes or more.
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Affirmations on being Resilient:
- I am Resilient
- I am ready to bounce back
- I am Strong
- I am Tough
- I rise above Adversity
Affirmations on being Positive:
- I am always Positive
- I choose to stay Positive
- I stay Positive
- I find the Positive, even in the Negative
- I am Tough
- I am Strong
- I am present in this moment
- It will be a great day
- I can change my thoughts
- I am confident, dignified and walk away from anything Negative
Affirmations for work, career, jobs and success:
- I know I am worthy of a great career
- I work hard and am Successful
- I am open to trying new and different way
- I am determined to go further
- I do what’s needed, Now
- I step out of my comfort zone
- I am not giving up
- I commit to my goal and take risk to achieve my dreams
- I am ready to rise and bloom
INTEGRATE: Remember this “Positive Thinking” exercise and it will help you practice being Positive, believing in yourself and going for it.