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  • Writer's pictureDeborah Hallam

RESILIENCE

We can be in any season of life when our path can take unexpected twists and turns that can leave us speechless and pondering what just happened.


“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

We can be in any season of life when our path can take unexpected twists and turns that can leave us speechless and pondering what just happened.


In those times when life feels like glass has shattered all around us as if what we were living was in illusion, there is only one thing left to do. Pick up a shard and admire its beauty.

Each beautiful shiny shard is a reflection of a piece of you. Together in pieces, but somehow still complete. Each part individual, intricate, unique and full of light.


Being resilient is when you pick up a shard, one at a time, like a piece of you, a piece of your life – and examine it closely. In this state you can be curious, looking from all angles, upside down, back to front flipping it over.


Are there details you have previously not noticed? Anything there you may have looked right past? What might be reflected back at you in the shimmer? This is the opportunity to pick up the pieces you want to take forward and reform. Take your time with each piece, polish off any grime, and start again.


As the creator of your life you can allow these pieces to take any shape you desire. All perfectly imperfect, but true to your design.


This year I had a big moment when something in my life shattered. I took the time to feel the shock and then notice I had a perspective that I had never had before then. I noticed things about what had shattered because I was able to have a look from an angle previously not available to me. The lessons were immensely potent. I had community to support the big feelings as I travelled the journey. This big moment doesn’t define me at all. I have rebuilt anew and I look and feel different. There is an adjustment to get familiar with what sits differently now. But mostly I feel gratitude for breaking down so that I could rebuild in a form I desire to be.

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