Inner strength are two words that we say a lot as in, “she has great inner strength.” It is said, in my humble opinion, as an external reference. Meaning she can handle so much crap and she does it with grace and style. So for me it’s really outer strength, as it comes based on an external reference.
For me inner strength has a very different meaning. When I am internally referenced, I am doing, being, speaking and acting from a place deep within me, listening to the I AM that I am, that unshakable place. Because in my past I had HUGE inner strength based on the old paradigm, which meant I cried by myself, alone, when no one was watching, falling apart, in silence. Afraid of what people would say if they saw me in that state. This did not come from my imagination, it was based on all of my past experiences, when ‘the rock’ crumbles everyone scatters. I was left alone to pick myself up, dust myself off and carry on.
My new inner strength is now internally based. Based on a connection I have with the I AM that I am. The only guide I have is me. What others may perceive or judge as crumbling I know is just information moving and I have a choice, to relax into it or to lock it down. I now choose to relax into it and to let it become integrated and a part of me, making me more. ” What other people think of me is none of my business, BECAUSE it’s never about me it’s always about them.” So for the most part I now choose to move through my world based on what I know is right for me, because it comes from me. I get to change my mind, switch gears, and the consequences to what may seem like frustration or annoyances to others and, I’m okay with that, really, because all of that is about that person, not me.
Inner strength is me knowing I can change my life in a breath, one breath, and all I have to do is honour mySelf. Have you ever wondered where your inner strength comes from? Is it from the views and words of others like parents or teaches, coaches or mentors, or from somewhere deep inside yourSef? Where you know if you relax into it you become more… try it out, take it for a test drive, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Louise LeBrun says
I read your words and I am reminded of the desperation that so many express to ‘have’ truth in their lives; to know that another is being truthful in their expressions with them. Yet few consider that first, each of us must ‘be’ truth in expression, before we can ‘have’ it from anyone else. In that moment, what you see/hear/feel is what you get – and a space opens up for all of us to become the ‘more’ that we are destined to be.
Thanks for this!