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How To Build Resilience

One competency of a Rebel Human is resilience and one of the seven skills we need to build in order to attain resilience is a high tolerance for uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and frustration.


Life has no shortage of these things and we add to our own suffering if we can't sit with them. If we try to force complexity into simple boxes too quickly, or run away from ambiguity, or rail against uncertainty, we will miss out on a lot of opportunities. If we shut down when something gets hard, rather than feel frustrated, we are just training our brain to give up, not grow.


"When nothing is sure, everything is possible." Margaret Drabble



This is one of my favorite quotes about uncertainty. When we flip our script from fear of the uncertainty to infinite possibility, we instantly ignite our creativity, wonder, imagination, and excitement.


One way we can get better at living with uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and frustration is to improve your ability to release your grip on things, ideas, behaviors, and people. This Yin + Sound class explores this topic and helps you embody the concept of "releasing the grip" which will make it easier for you to employ in your life.


"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -Winston Churchill


We can easily allow life's uncertainties, frustration, ambiguity, and complexity to feel difficult. Through our Rebel Human Way class and all the practices we teach, we can get better at being calm, open, and curious when faced with these things. In that state, our creativity and wonder is sparked. That is when all the opportunities reveal themselves.

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