18 Ways You Can Build Inner Strength
We tend to give ourselves less credit than we deserve. Always expecting more from ourselves and judging our self-worth by the material possessions that we hold. When in fact, true richness is richness of soul. Happiness comes from freedom and freedom is a gift that you give to yourself.
We are all here together on this wonderful journey and it takes strength and courage to follow this path to freedom.
There will always come times, when we do not remember how strong we truly are and so, here is a simple reminder to shine a little light on the way.
1. Embrace life as a journey
Life is an experience and one to be lived to its fullest. Every moment is precious opportunity to learn, grow and evolve. Even through the darkest of times, we know that the light is surely to follow and we hold our strength until the light beams on us once more.
2.Be aware of your weaknesses
No one is ‘perfect’ so don’t dwell on the things that you can’t change about yourself. Instead, embrace your strengths and nourish your weaknesses as sometimes our greatest weakness, can be our greatest strength.
3. Change what you can change
You can’t change the world, but you can change your world and so, work from the inside out; positively affecting anyone who comes into contact with you. Radiating your light as far as you can, like a candle in wind flickering for all to see as you beam brightly in this world.
4. Don’t be afraid of failure
Understand that failure is an opportunity for growth and failure puts us in the prime position to evolve and become wiser.
5. Do things your own way
One of life’s greatest treasures is to learn and learning in your own unique way. Don’t follow the crowd, choose to create your own masterpiece.
6. Be vulnerable
Being vulnerable doesn’t mean being weak, be humble and balanced enough to see this.
7. Don’t hold a grudge
Understand that holding a grudge only hurts you. Everyone has their own reasons and everyone has their own perception of life; everyone has their own path to follow.
8. Let people judge you
When you let people judge you it gives you insight into their internal state and puts you in a position to advise them. Also, when judged you are able to find something within yourself that you may not have yet resolved. Everyone is your mirror in life, and just by letting someone else judge you, it gives you great depth of perception.
9. Have patience
Having patience doesn’t mean waiting, it means continually work hard on your dreams until they reach fruition. Just because something isn’t happening for you right now in this very moment that you want to, doesn’t mean that it will never happen.
10. Don’t wait for tomorrow
The next moment in your life is not more important than this moment now and so, do today what you dream of later and you live today like it was your last.
11. Let Challenges excite you
We all have to admit that life without challenge would be pretty dull and so, embrace these times as an opportunity to strengthen your abilities.
12. Give love
We’ve all been through hard times, had our hearts broken, dreams fall apart and watched as everything we had built fall crumbling to the ground and still, we are capable of unconditional love. That, is a miracle in itself.
Among st all of the trials and tribulations of life we are still able to give, accept and love with all of our hearts. This capacity of love that we all have is what will bring us into the new era, the golden age of light.
13. Embrace your fears
Understand that fear is a product of a thought-form and treat it as such. Constantly seek to reorganize your mind and you will find that the only thing to fear, is fear itself.
14. Stand up for what you believe in
Be in tune with yourself and trust your heart. When something doesn’t resonate with you, have the courage to voice it.
15. Speak your mind
Trust yourself and be confident in knowing that your thoughts are just as valid as anyone else.
16. Follow your heart
Your heart is your greatest teacher, be wise enough to respect its wishes no matter how far, how wild and how far off the beaten trail it will lead you.
17. Never give up
As the sun rises and falls each day you too shall hold the strength and courage to rise each time you fall.
18. Have the strength to surrender
Sounds like a contradiction to 17 right? But..
There will come a day when you have exhausted your heart, risen and fallen many of times and finally when you surrender to yourself, you will know that it was heart that led you to your surrender. Upon this surrender you will find new strength and peace in knowing that you are eternity and that you are the creator and the created.
Life is a wonderful journey. We are always learning, evolving and growing with each other– until the end we will stand strong and surrender only to ourselves and in that moment we find peace.
by LJ Vanier
Thanks to isoulscience for the article.