In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Very recently, after a 200 m dragon boat races, one of my teammates stated that she felt she was unfit because after such a short race, she was feeling out of breath. Someone then told her that it was normal to be slightly out of breath because it was a very intense effort and that what really mattered was how quickly she recovered. Resilience is the same. It is not how low we fall but how quickly we recover.
Narcissistic abuse is particularly devastating and to recover from such a traumatic event requires a high level of resilience. Wen I was undergoing therapy, my therapist told me that I had a high emotional intelligence and that I was very resilient. I was surprised, when she said this, because I was completely broken…
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