Monday, April 30, 2012

Resilience is an Idea of Challenge

Resilience is adapting in the face of adversity; adversity is a state of hardship, misfortune, calamity or distress. Poverty is an adversity as well as mental illness and cancer patients require resilience during such distress. When we challenge these negative aspects of hardship, misfortune, calamity and distress, we are taking steps to overcome the negative, which can bring our livelihood to “slow motion” as well as our mental stability. When we reach out to adapt to situations which are negative or stressful, when we become resilient, we are in reality rebuilding our lives through an inner strength that involves behaviors, thoughts and actions which must be learned and these are instances we must have in order to maintain strength, trust and a sharing of our courage. With resilience we must have realistic ideas and positive thoughts about ourselves and confidence to make our ideas work. We must not fear to communicate or strive to solve problems. To develop resiliency we must know, not all people share the same problem or suffer traumatic episodes in life; what works for one may not work for another and we should know that everyone has a different way to solve a problem they are experiencing. Looking into your past may seem extreme yet this is one way to learn what may be a necessity in overcoming the adversity you may be facing. By looking at the answers you have of your life, how you react to the distress you have been facing you have begun to discover how to respond to the difficult challenges which affect you. Be open to finding other places for help as well as other people. This helps to build resilience and courage, which will keep you spiritually strong and filled with trust in your ability to work your way around stressful obstacles. Written by Donald Sammons

1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading Peter Earley's book (can't remember the title). The one where he went undercover into the Miami jail and observed the ninth floor where all the mentally ill were housed. It was very good. It clearly outlines the need for better solutions post institutions. Community care models only work when they are properly funded (which they've never been).
    When will people get it?