Updated: Jun 4, 2021

A friend once told me, "I know you. You are very resilient."

This was it. This was when my power's thunder struck me and I realized what I was actually capable of.

The most heart breaking event hit me and I found myself sailing in sadness. I felt like the world was ending and everything that I had was falling apart. When I discussed the same with one of my friends, this was what I got. The ultimate realization of the power I hold in my resiliency.

Resiliency is when we recuperate from the unforeseen predicament, turning any obstacle before us into liquescent. It is one of the greatest assets and one of the greatest weapons we can use to battle our losses. It turns out that the awful time in my life was good training for any kind of upheaval, like this pandemic.

The experience taught me that I never really know what's going to happen next. I plan as best as I can, but now I'm far more able to pivot my thinking and my mindset.

I have the capacity to cope with more of life's unexpected slings and arrows, to accept the difficulties I face, and keep going, even though it can be hard.

How we navigate a crisis or traumatic event largely, mainly depends on how RESILIENT we are. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficult experiences and setbacks, accept, adapt, move forward, and sometimes even experience self-growth. An individual’s resilience is dictated by a combination of genetics, personal history, experiences, environment and situational context.

Optimism and resilience will save you in situations that would otherwise overpower you.

My resiliency has taught me and empowered me to great extents.

With this pandemic situation overhead,

NOW is the time YOU unleash your power you behold in your resiliency too!

Resiliency, persistency, utopia; are our brawny weapons to battle our losses and every phobia.

Art cover by: Tanisha Paras

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