The essence of patience is the mind of courage and open-mindedness. Basically, the essence of patience is resilience. Of course, in our lives, we have a lot of things going on. Normally, we say that life is like the waves of the ocean, going up and down. And the modern example is that life is like the stock market, going up and down, up and down.
The world also goes up and down. The country, the society wherever you are, is what we call “impermanent.” That means that it goes up and down.
Everything goes up and down, so what can we do?
The really important thing that influences whether these ups and downs affect us, or if these ups and downs create problems for us or not, is our inner strength, our resilience.
What is Inner Resilience and How Can it Help You in Life?
Resiliency is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. It is about how we bounce back from difficult life circumstances.
Some people are born with a natural resiliency and they may not know it. But there are also ways to develop your own inner resilience and make it stronger.
Finding Your ‘Why’ is the Best Way to Find Your Inner Strength & Resilience
We all have something that we are passionate about. It might be a person, an idea, a place, or something else. When it comes to finding your inner strength and resilience, finding your why is the best way to do so.
Finding your why is not about being happy all the time and living in blissful ignorance of the world’s problems. It’s about finding what makes you feel most alive and what you’re willing to fight for.
How We Can Build Inner Strength over Time?
The first step to building inner strength is to identify what needs strengthening. For example, we might want to build the inner strength of our mental clarity or the inner strength of our self-confidence.
Next, we can take a few steps to strengthen that area. We might do a few yoga poses or meditate for 10 minutes in the morning. We could also read a book about self-confidence and talk with someone who makes us feel good about ourselves.
Finally, we can celebrate our successes and congratulate ourselves for taking action and strengthening an area of our life that needs it!
The benefit of having Resilience and Inner Strength
Once we have resilience, then all of these ups and downs become causes of learning and growing. Actually, you will discover your inner qualities and strength — what we call “basic innate goodness.”
At the same time, even if there are obstacles or problems, all of these will become part of a learning process, a growing process.
They will become a support for you in a way. But if you give up, if you stop, if you do not continue to go forward, that is the biggest problem. So, letting go is important. Patience also teaches us how to let go.
But letting go is not giving up, at the same time.
There is a very famous verse in “The Way of the Bodhisattva” that means that if obstacles or problems come in your life, you can ask a question: “Do I have a solution or not?”
If you have the solution or you know the solution, then you do not have to feel sad, give up, or worry too much, because you have the solution.
It is okay. You just need to continue going forward. But if you do not have the solution or know the solution, then just worrying does not help. So, let it go. It is okay, move on.
So, let go, but do not give up. Continue with a mind of openness, with a mind of resilience, so that even obstacles may become help on your ongoing path. This is really important and is the meaning of patience.
Conclusion: Finding Our Inner Strength and Resilience
The conclusion of the book is about finding our inner strength and resilience. The author starts by explaining how we can find it in ourselves to make a difference in our lives, and then she talks about how we can use it to help others.
The book concludes with a discussion on how we can find our inner strength and resilience, which is something that many people struggle with. The author starts by explaining that while it may seem like there are many things that are out of our control, there are ways to find some control in our lives. She then goes on to talk about the importance of using this inner strength and resilience for others as well as ourselves.