Finding inner-strength may feel like an impossible journey. After all, there’s so much going on that it seems ridiculous to imagine we’ll ever get through it. But, it’s all in your head. Get out of your head and into your heart. Self-realization + determination = inner-strength.
What is inner-strength and how do I get it? The answer is having the determination to manage how you react to what you can’t change.
Here are 4 situations that most of us wouldn’t wish for. Dig deep for the strength and will to carry on.
1. Illness or death by pandemic
First off, you’ve got to know that there are things that happen that you can’t control. For instance, the pandemic. You personally can’t stop it and, at this point all you can do is find the self-control to abide by the recommendations of experts. Who wants to wear a mask? Not me, but I give myself a good talking-to and protect myself and those I care about. So, I believe that self-control is the first step to developing inner-strength.
2. Loss of income
Lots of people are out of work right now. Many more than what is considered ‘usual’. Although it’s something that’s out of your control, it does you no good to sit around and cry about it. That’s not gonna help. What does help is to become aware of the assistance that’s available to you. Pay attention to the opportunities that open up in times of trouble. Your determination to stay afloat will guide you to find the power within yourself to shake off the bad and search for the good.
3. Frightening weather due to climate change
That’s what I’m talking about. We have no power over outside events such as hurricanes and flooding. The fact is, there’s no point in trying to change the weather. Indeed, use your time, energy, and self-control to deal with it and survive.
As we’re still in a volatile point in the 2020 hurricane season, here’s the Dance Safari post, “What to Do When You’re Waiting for a Hurricane“.
A bitter relationship
What’s it like when someone decides that you’re unworthy of their attention or affection? A bitter relationship can develop between any two people. It may be a neighbor, family member, co-worker, lover, or employer. You cannot control their mindset; only your own. Your inner-strength and determination can be used to correct or defuse the situation. It may be hard to leave the relationship that’s turned sour, but you can never go wrong if you follow your heart.
You have power over your mind, but not outside events.
Yes, you or someone you care about could become sick and die. You may lose your ability to make money. These days, the weather is presenting many challenges. As for #4, a bitter relationship sucks, but with inner-strength and perseverance, you’ll pull through.
Many people use meditation to help de-stress. Here’s an informative post to explain how.
So, determination and inner-strength will bring me happiness?
Yes. Imagine a life where you’re not butting your head against the wall every time an unhappy situation comes your way. Be resourceful. Dig deep down to find the power that you need to ride out the storm. Be the sunshine to the clouds. After a while, it’ll be automatic. Then, you’ll have the happiness you deserve.
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