I was feeling something new bubbling in me this week and I wasn’t quite sure what it was.
Then it clicked for me Wednesday morning… it’s resilience.
I’m feeling like we are coming out of the hype and initial chaos of these first few weeks of change. Even though things are still challenging and there is still so much unknown around us… there is a strange sort of settling that is happening.
Not a ‘new normal’ per se – we are miles away from creating that yet!
But a beautiful limbo of sorts… a sacred place where we can be OK in the midst of the unknown.
Not knowing how long this will go on.
Not knowing how it will affect us down the road.
Not knowing when we can get back to the simple things we took for granted (I would love a haircut right now!)
We are swimming in the unknown for an extended period of time. A time without a due date attached.
What does this call out in us?
According to the dictionary resilience is:
1) the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness
2) the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity
For me resilience right now feels like this beautiful space between:
Many things suck
And that’s OK. I’m OK. We are OK.
This space where we acknowledge that it’s hard – maybe harder than we expected it to be – and that we can handle it.
This space where handling it doesn’t have to mean pushing, pulling or running. Where we can just show up, be present and be messy… and that’s enough.
And where we can even be happy. I’ve honestly laughed more in the past 4 weeks than I have for probably the whole year before then. Full on tears streaming down my cheeks belly laughter (my kids think I’m a nut 😉
Amazing how our trials reveal how strong we really are. Inside and out.
I’m curious. What does resilience look like for you? And how are you cultivating your resilience in the midst of it all?
PS – If you are interested in some deeper conversations that combine both a spiritual and a business perspective come join us in my Intersection Facebook group. We may not have answers yet but I do know that together we get to create this new world.