Inner strength begins to grow when we get to know ourselves. When we know what we want, when we stand for what we deserve and when we believe in what we’re capable of doing.
I see Inner Strength like a tree. Trees grow by producing new cells in a very limited number of places. These places of cell division are called meristems. Meristems are zones of intense activity. They are where all new cells are formed and where they expand.
In us, Inner Strength grows in a limited number of places. These so called meristems are our hearts and our minds. It is in these zones where intense activity develops and expands our sense of self and our strong spirit.
Our Inner Strength can branch out in a lot of different ways…
The decisions we make.
Going against the naysayers to pursue our dream.
The way we allow someone to treat (or not treat) us.
The way we treat others.
Owning our wrongs.
Pushing our physical ability.
Standing back up when life knocks us down.
Trusting our heart.
Believing in our ability.
Acting according to our values.
Speaking the truth.
Pushing through the finish line.
Seeking out the support of others.
And sometimes it takes strength to know when to hold ‘em and other times, it takes more strength to know when to fold ‘em.
When the roots of our inner strength grow deep and we act in alignment to what we want, what we deserve and what we are capable of, we let our inner light shine. We have the perspective and ability to keep our chin up, our heart strong and our eyes forward. The most beautiful blossom as a result of our inner strength is our smile.
Trees are strong. They weather the environment, live for 100′s of years and are known for giving shelter…but they take time to grow. Inner Strength is very much the same. Be true, be kind and