“Our inward power, when it obeys nature, reacts to events by accommodating itself to what it faces—to what is possible. It needs no specific material. It pursues its own aims as circumstances allow; it turns obstacles into fuel.” ― Marcus AureliusTweet
The quote speaks to the importance of adaptability and resilience in life.
We all face challenges and setbacks in life, and it is how we choose to respond to these events that can make all the difference. This quote suggests that when we have a strong, internal power that is in alignment with our natural tendencies, we are able to adapt and overcome these challenges in a flexible and resourceful way.
This inner power does not require any specific resources or materials to draw upon, but is able to find its own path and goals within the limitations and opportunities presented by the situation. It is like a fire that is able to burn even brighter when faced with obstacles or fuel being added to it, rather than being extinguished. This inner power is able to turn challenges into opportunities for growth and development.
“Our inward power, when it obeys nature, reacts to events by accommodating itself to what it faces—to what is possible. It needs no specific material. It pursues its own aims as circumstances allow; it turns obstacles into fuel. As a fire overwhelms what would have quenched a lamp. What’s thrown on top of the conflagration is absorbed, consumed by it—and makes it burn still higher.” ― Marcus AureliusTweet
Having this kind of adaptability and resilience is an important quality to cultivate in life. It allows us to navigate through difficult times with grace and determination, rather than becoming overwhelmed or defeated. It helps us to maintain a sense of hope and purpose, even when faced with challenges that seem insurmountable.
So, the next time you are faced with a difficult situation, try to tap into your inward power and see how you can accommodate yourself to what is possible. You may be surprised by the strength and resilience you are capable of. So, always try to be adaptable and resilient in life.
If you are interested in learning more about the topic of adaptability and resilience, I highly recommend the book “The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles” by Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte. This book provides a comprehensive look at the science behind resilience and offers practical strategies for cultivating this important quality in your own life. It is an engaging and informative read that is sure to provide you with valuable insights and tools for navigating life’s challenges with grace and determination. Whether you are looking to build your resilience for personal or professional growth, this book is an excellent resource that I highly recommend.
If you have any thoughts or insights on the concept of adaptability and resilience, we would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Whether you have personal experience with turning challenges into opportunities, or simply have some thoughts on the topic, we welcome your input and perspective. Sharing our experiences and insights can not only help us to learn and grow, but also provide encouragement and support to others who may be facing similar challenges. So, don’t be shy – join the conversation and let us know your thoughts on adaptability and resilience!