Bob Marley said, “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have”. That gives me chills. Sometimes I wonder what being strong even means. When we are young I think being strong has a lot more to do with physically ability. That's fine. We are growing physically and want our bodies to support us. To some degree that never changes.
And what about inner strength? What about facing adversity; meeting it head on; overcoming it and thriving? And what about testing our limits; speaking up; pushing through obstacles? I wonder if that is any different than the strength it takes to hold ourselves back; withdraw; stay silent; just stop.
It seems to me that being strong has more to do with listening to our inner wisdom and being strong enough ... or courageous or brave or defiant enough ... to follow that guidance no matter what.
I'm curious ... what does being strong even mean to you? And how are you being strong in your life?