10 Powerful Quotes and Poems to Galvanise Inner Strength
Galvanising Inner Strength
We are innately strong and powerful beings. During tough times we may question our inner strength to overcome whatever challenge lies before us, yet our potential and inherent wisdom is something that we should always nurture and trust.
All our power is given rise during times of adversity. It is through difficulty and discomfort that we get the chance to really dig deep and unearth what we are made of. We should not fear our trials and tribulations. It is only through them that we continue to uncover what truly lies within. We are supremely configured and composed with mighty forces of love, intuitive touches, and a great ability to regenerate and begin again. In the deepest caves, shadowed corners, and darkest rooms of our soul we find ourselves. Eventually, this leads us to the truth, dynamism and reverence that sits beneath all our external protective layers.
The strength to feel safe in being totally you is one of the greatest strengths you can cultivate.
When we are hit, we can find a way to hit back. When we fall, we can engage ourselves to rise, and when we make mistakes, we can accept them for what they are and forgive ourselves so we can move forward. There are no limits to what we can overcome. We are laced with love and embedded with courage, bravery, and our own unique gifts.
“I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn” – Henry David Thoreau
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savoured” – Earl Nightingale
“Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves – or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth” – Ayn Rand
“Acceptance does not mean that you placidly acquiesce to the myriad injustices that are all around you. In fact, that you are incensed about these injustices is the very reason you need to try your level best to ‘right’ these ‘wrongs.’- Srikumar Rao
“I think our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted. It means engaging with the world from a place of vulnerability and worthiness” – Brene Brown
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained” – Marie Curie
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity” – Carl Jung
“Your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvellous
the gods wait to delight
in you.” ― The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski
The Beauty of Inner Strength
Inner strength is tied with the threads of acceptance, vulnerability, wisdom, fortitude, and perseverance. It is a non-combative intelligence; wise and profound, meaningful and committed. Most importantly, when we acknowledge and trust what we house within us, we can break through our own perceived barriers and limits with love and patience.
You can choose to fearlessly hug each tight bend and flow over each obstacle with an unwavering persistence and faith within yourself. You can choose to realise the full magnitude, benevolence and signature of your heart that beats in time with endless hope.
In rigidity we break, hard and sharp edges do not bend to circumstance. But a softer and more resolute strength that shapes itself to fit allows us to overcome, renew, and rise once more.
This is the symphony of our inner strength and its sound echoes to all surrounding hearts. Our greatest strength is the capacity to infuse, touch and inspire others as we light our way through tough times.
“Just like the rose holds her beauty among the thorns- we can gather our strength from the most unlikely places.”- Christine Evangelou/Rocks Into Roses
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