In this timely talk, Dr. Robert Svoboda shines a light on the quality of resilience, using the story of Harriet Tubman as an example of a person who is resolute and resilient.
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The Quality of Resilience
Dr. Svoboda opens the show by exploring the quality of resilience, which he relates to adaptability. He talks about how the characteristics of being resolute and willing to continue moving forward are what makes us resilient, but how we always need to be sure that we’re moving in the right direction.
“It’s extremely important that we determine the direction that we need to go in, and that we make sure that the direction is right for us and is going to have a non-detrimental effect on the world, the people around us, the plants around us, the animals around us, the environment; that we’re working in a direction, we’re working for something, that is really required, and really desired.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda
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Harriet Tubman (9:43)
Dr. Svoboda gives us examples of resilience from the natural world, including hemp plants and mustard seeds. He tells the story of Harriet Tubman, who was truly the embodiment of the quality of resilience, and how she was making a personal statement of what she knew was the right thing to do.
“[Harriet Tubman] kept moving people away from slavery because she was resolute, she was focused on what was the right thing to do, and the right thing was to break down the system of slavery… She never wavered from the focus that she had understood was her life’s work.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda
The Right Direction (25:38)
Dr. Svoboda talks more about how we have to make sure we’re going in the right direction, especially in these very challenging times. Ultimately, resilience is what’s going to get us through this very difficult period.
“If the world around you is not safe, create a safe space in yourself. If the world around you is definitely not calm, create a calm space in yourself. Find a way to focus on what is really important to you.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda