Being resilient is the ability to rise up no matter how many times life knocks you down. The capacity to overcome pain, anxiety, fear and suffering develops the qualities of strength, confidence, courage and compassion. Resilience is the antidote to adversity.

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”  ~ Nelson Mandela


Resilience is based on awareness. When you’re aware of the bigger picture in any given situation and observe the behavior of others without judging them, you are on your way to becoming resilient. With awareness you can turn challenges into opportunities.

Physical pain has an emotional component. Becoming aware of the message behind the pain allows you to recover faster. Your body is meant to be resilient. It can help you make the connection between cause and effect that strengthens your ability to heal. 

Anxiety comes from a mind that is worried about the future. Being aware that you can switch your focus back to the present moment at any time will give you the confidence you need to cultivate a resilient mindset. You can always find your way back to now.

Being aware of fear is the first step to overcoming it. Realizing that fear has a grip on your mind summons the courage to break free of its control. Letting go of fear is the foundation of emotional resilience because it allows you to live from your heart.

Suffering is a temporary disconnection from your spirit. A spiritual connection will provide all the compassion you need to get through any kind of difficulty in your life. Having compassion for yourself and others has the power to alleviate human suffering.

Mushrooms are inherently resistant to stress. The ground you walk on has an unseen network of fungi beneath your feet that serves planet earth and her inhabitants. Eating a variety of mushrooms will provide your body with resilience to face the stressors of life.

The way you respond to challenges determines your attitude. Being resilient creates a positive attitude because it means you know how to turn setbacks into comebacks. With a flexible body and mind your heart and spirit are free to guide you through life’s difficulties with ease. 

With love and light,

Carol Gutzeit

Blogger + Life Coach

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September 24, 2021 — Carol Gutzeit

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