By: Miss Ivorie
Strength is physical, mental and emotional, it’s an attribute that develops over time, a muscle that grows the more you use it.
Strength is one of this things that is not measured by size but by a character of easiness.
To be strong you must contain the following the characteristics and nothing else.
patience. perseverance. persistence. silence. integrity. loyalty. forgiveness. discipline. diligence.
Continuing to do something despite the difficulty, despite the time it takes to achieve is PERSEVERANCE. Facing conflicts head on while co-instinctively continuing onward spite of the speed bumps is PERSISTENCE. Calmly bearing, or being willing to bear opposition, adversity or strain to reach your goal is a practice of SILENCE. PATIENCE is reserving your thoughts, energy and only allocating these precious powerful acts in time of positive engagements. When you hold yourself to a moral, ethical code of conduct you are living with INTEGRITY. Facing your demons, facing difficult times and not avoiding them, this part of the struggle, part of building your muscle of strength.
It’s a process of healing and a process of growth that is exponential.
Being arrogant, ignorant or excessively assertive is ugly. Don’t be ugly, be HUMBLE. Your ego is your enemy, especially when its more than your character.
To be strong is to embrace your feelings, accepting who you are and where you have been. It’s letting go, surrendering yourself to what was, leaving what was where it is, it is yesterday, it is last year, it is 10 years ago it doesn’t matter where you been it matters where you are going so be strong and look forward to what will be and be okay with what was.
Let’s pretend you and your best friend are going on a little road trip for the weekend. You guys have the whole trip planned out from places to stop and eat, hotels you are staying at, every thing is planned. You two have already decided to take the scenic route to enjoy your time on this trip.
Driving on your way, you have the music playing and all of a sudden a tire blows out on the car. You are now stuck somewhere on the country-side of nowhere, what are you going to do?
Are you going to stay in your car for days, weeks until you decide to get it fixed? No
Are you going to ditch the car ? No
You going to call your insurance company to come out & replace your tire so you can keep going on your trip.
You are going to call your insurance company and KEEP GOING.
Now you see, this is where strength comes in, you are either going to handle this delay positively or negatively.
It is your choice to sit and whine until the insurance gets there or to crank the music and laugh until the insurance company gets there.
I am just saying if I was friend, and you bitched about it, I wouldn’t go on another trip with you.
I would not go on another trip with you because you are not going to steal my positive energy over a tire.
Strength is patience, perseverance, persistence, silence, integrity, loyalty, forgiveness, discipline, and diligence.
Strength is embracing your feelings, allowing yourself to express your true feelings, letting go, surrendering yourself to become better.
Struggle will find you faster than easiness will but its in the struggle where you grow, where you develop, where you realign with who and what you truly are.
Imagine a world with people believing they are worthy of love, because they are love, can you imagine how much better this world where people actually honored themselves? This world would such a better place.
Ultimately strength is the ability to ACCEPT the things you cannot control, finding the courage to align yourself with the ability to change the things you can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Be courageously strong, from your cor, from your heart, be strong.