With Courage


“The sun shines not on us but in us.
John Muir

It is easy to notice changes in physical strength: muscles are toned, and breathing becomes easier after running a short distance. It is much harder to notice differences in mental strength, and sometimes it helps to stop and think: have you been losing your temper less often? Are you noticing a change in the way people respond to you? How do you feel when you open your eyes in the morning?

You can choose to be a decisive will from within, to harness that power of decisiveness, and choose to be your strongest self.

Make agreements you know you can keep. Be on time. You will show yourself to be a reliable person. Renegotiate agreements you cannot keep. You will know yourself as being trustworthy.

Learn to say “No”. Do not over-commit yourself. Refusing a request is not against anyone else. You are being honest with, and true to yourself.

We never know what good is right around the next corner. Keep an open and receptive mind.

Building inner strength is a life long task. As we grow stronger mentally, it will pay off in many ways, it will become habit, and eventually a part of our identity. Be strong!

“What we become shouldn’t be dictated by the mud and the dung and the dust and the fire and the ice and the dirt and the spit that hit us in the face, but what we become must be a choice made every day in the heart; and they who threw all of that at us to try and defile us– they will look up at us and see us no less beautiful. And even more beautiful.”
C. JoyBell C.


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