We cannot be a source for strength unless we nurture our own strength.
Being a part of the world in a healthy, mindful, present sense means learning to have complete faith that things will work out. Living in this world means that instead of cowering away, or giving up when the going gets a bit tough, get up and keep going. You’re not here merely to survive or fight your way through the world.
But you need to make sure that the last thing you remember about today isn’t that you fell down, it’s that you got back up again. That’s what we do when bad things happen to us.
Grace does not contest the powers-that-be through an effective show of verifiable strength but through a persistent and subversive recoding of how one defines what strength and weakness are.
Integrity is never a given. It is a quality that can only be proven over time.
We were fair game
but we have kept out of the cesspool.
We are strong.
We are the good ones.
Do not discover us
for we lie together all in green
like pond weeds.
Hold me, my young dear, hold me.
The height of your achievements is determined by the depth of your self-belief, the strength of your resolve and the intensity of your efforts.
When a man is at his weakest is where he will find the greatest opportunity to become his strongest.
Devi-Mahatmayam has special meaning for spirituality,
With illumination, wisdom, strength – to freedom finally!
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