Resilience can be learned

We change in communication and encounter. We change within when we have opened up to resonance, when we do not defend a rigid image of our identity and when we welcome catalysts for change in the form of people or encounters.

We are most likely to change at the edge of chaos and not in the middle of our most harmonious phases. Even though life seems to strive for harmony, it never reaches perfect harmony and it creates constant movement between temporary stability and temporary instability.


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Life’s inherent tendency for creative unfolding into forms of increasing diversity and complexity requires these times of stability and times of instability. We are part of this unfolding. The more we accept ourselves and allow diversity within ourselves, the less rigid is our identity. We are not perfect – we do fail and we do succeed, we are successful and we are not. We are capable and we are not.

As we reconcile with our internal turmoil and accept both happiness and depression as temporary phases on our leadership journey, we become more vulnerable yet more responsive. Our capacity to become a partner of evolution increases. We have learned the art of resilience.

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