Grace under fire. Cool calm and collected. A pebble in a stream. Each of these brings a different aspect of resilience to mind. At its simplest, resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty. If you are reading this, you are resilient because you can influence your state of well being, even if the external world is difficult. You have control over your internal experience. This impacts how you feel physically, emotionally, mentally and socially, regardless of the situation.