So with theaters packed with people seeing Finding Dory, I can’t wait to get my ticket. Dory exemplifies resilience, our recent Word of the Week, with her “Just keep swimming…” philosophy.
I reflected a bit this week on when my tank of resilience wanes and there’s a clear connection.
One of my favorite scriptures (Ps. 77:3) provides the insight: Complaining overwhelms your spirit.
Your body and soul may give up, but your spirit has indomitable resources. The catch is NOT to overwhelm your spirit with complaining and to let that unsinkable cork inside of you WIN.
There’s a catch that sometimes snags me, though. In the effort NOT to overwhelm my spirit, I sometimes choose to not “talk it out” (whatever IT is) with someone else, somewhat afraid that negative energy will be expended and sprinkle its evil pixie dust, making matters worse.
Then I realized that talking something through with the end goal to glean insights from an impartial party that might actually bring relief, resolve or at least COMFORT is a good thing.
If my intent is simply to whine, murmur, have a pity party and otherwise indulge the negative vibes that seek to swallow me into a quagmire of muck, then no – it’s best for me to shut my trap.
Perhaps Dory’s short term memory loss aids her ability to just KEEP SWIMMING.
She can’t obsess over that thoughtless comment or perceived slight. May all of our offenses have short-term memory!
Final thoughts on resilience and the new WOW coming right up…
There are SO many ways to look at this new WOW.
Aside from being WILLING personally, how do you view the world?
Here’s a nugget to chew on this week (I know I’m going to): What if you believed that at ever turn, things were actually working to benefit you; that God (the Universe; however you choose to define the Source) is WILLING to more than grant your desires.
One of the companies for which I work has a credo to “delight our customers and exceed their expectations.”
If a business can make that claim and fulfill it, how much more can the Author of life and the very Essence that is love make good on that brand promise?
Instead of expecting a fight (based on past experiences in the school of hard knocks) what if you made the shift to seeing every person and every circumstance as a willing participant in your happily-ever-after?
I’m willing to meditate on that this week. How about you?