I have been in therapy for decades, I have seen many therapist, I just realized that one of the “compliments” or “comments” that I have continuously gotten from them is that I am resilient. It takes me time to really hear or digest when another person gives me a compliment or positive feedback. Of course, if it was negative it would be much easier to take ownership for, since receiving this kind of comments my whole life.
I never really understood or considered what they were saying or trying to convey to me. I was too stuck in thinking I wasn’t good enough, that a compliment or positive word, could not penetrate my damaged psyche.
What does being “Resilient” really mean?? I didn’t bother to google it, or give it a second thought until after seeing the millionth therapist/person to repeat the same thing, she as so many before her, that one thing that was evident about me, was that I am resilient! Here it was that word again. This time I heard it, this time I wanted to know what it meant. I finally decided to as my reliable friend “Google” for the answer.
Here it is:
Definition of resilient