Pagans honor the full cycle of life, including the
destructive forces that clear the way for new growth. And yet,
hurts. It can hurt even more to watch helplessly as people we love or
responsible for face their own struggles. Our ability to cope with
discouragement depends on both the severity of the challenge and how
were before it hit. Here are some of the factors that contribute to our
survive and thrive through the bad moments.
Imagine that every person has a sort of savings account for psychological and/or spiritual energy. We make deposits by doing whatever nurtures us. That will be different for different people, so the first job is to know yourself, know what feeds your own heart and soul. This is ancient wisdom.
hand, if a person is already hurting, bruised or scarred, either
psychologically or spiritually, or if they are ill or injured, or
any way at all, their resilience will be diminished, leaving them more
vulnerable to any further challenges.