By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Speaking Tree Blog | June 1, 2020
Resilience is a law of nature. It means the ability to recover quickly from illness, change or misfortune.
Resilience in Physics means the ability to return to the original form after being bent, compressed or stretched. The same is true of the plant world and the animal world. Every creature inherently possesses the power of resilience.
Man has the lion’s share in this gift of nature. Dr. Bruce McEwen, Head of Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockfeller University has concluded: “The human brain is very resilient. Give it a chance and it will make every effort to repair itself”.
We are living in a world of challenge and competition. Due to this, every day we experience something unpleasant. Every day we suffer some damage, both intellectually and materially. This is a problem for every person. Such problems are a part of nature. But nature has also provided the remedy for this problem, and that is, the power of resilience.
The only thing which is required is an eight-lettered mantra, that is, patience. This is what Dr. McEwen has called giving the mind a chance. If you give this chance to your mind, it will soon release a strong energy which will provide you the help required in any untoward situation. For example, in the case of anger, the mind will readily manage it; in the case of material loss, it will enlighten you as to how to do new planning; in the case of tension, it will provide you the formula to forget, and within minutes you will become tension-free.
The formula of resilience is also applicable to the problems of nations. One such example is the recent history of Japan. Japan was the first to suffer the dire effects of the nuclear bomb. During the Second World War, the Allied powers dropped two atomic bombs that would have ruined Japan. But the Japanese leaders, followed the formula of resilience. They were able to re-plan their national targets and the result was miraculous; after just thirty years, Japan emerged as an economic superpower. Studies show that our mind has enormous potential, perhaps unlimited potential. And that potential is tapped by the power of resilience. In a normal situation, this potential remains dormant. When one has any kind of unusual experience, the brain becomes active and starts unfolding its hidden energy. And if it is given a chance, it will certainly recover all the losses. The only condition is that you should not disturb its natural process.