True resilience never makes unreasonable demands on you. It's OK to have down time, to retreat from cheerfulness, to regroup, lament, grieve, feel overwhelmed, be uninspiring for a while. Your nature is fundamentally resilient, even when your mood is not, and you can trust it to take over the moment you release the struggle.
In dark moments, keep it simple. Reach for two big Os: Objectivity and Openness. Don't force either one, but remain *available* to both.
Seek the perspective of the sky, the view from the highest mountain, the vast perspective of the Mystery itself. Step back - way back - and look on this scene with unconditional affection and love. Remind yourself: in ten years, who knows what I will have kept or discarded from this experience?! Whatever happens, I'm willing to receive gifts in all shapes and sizes. I'm open to relief. I'm open to strength and laughter. I'm open to positive momentum and upbeat surprises. I'm open to what some may call miracles but my heart innately recognizes as evidence of my significance in the grand scheme of this unique life. I'm open.
I'm not my story; I am the one who lives it and I am also the one who witnesses it all from afar and cheers for more to come.