There really is so much I want to share about finding strength and hope, about never giving up, about embracing who you are, about embracing the struggles and the demons and moving forward. Sometimes it's about digging deep even when it feels like you're drowning in quicksand.
The strength I am referring to is the strength of mind. As far as hope, to be honest, I came up with the topic of this post months ago. Now, I would actually change the word hope to certainty. It is essential to work on the strength of mind and the certainty in knowing that you can be and do absolutely anything you set your “mind” to. The battle really is in fighting against the rut we’ve gotten into regarding our thoughts.
Figments of the Imagination
The struggles and demons we feel like we encounter seem so really don’t they? They aren’t! They are figments of our imagination. Once you take ownership of the way you’ve reacted to the struggles you’ve encountered; things will change. I don’t say this lightly, trust me. I realize how my words may come across and I don’t want to sound insensitive. I’ve been there, remember!
I know a thing or two about finding strength and hope. After spending 40+ years not taking ownership of my own thoughts and the feelings of depression and anxiety they created. I tried though. I tried and failed many times to change my mindset. The process took so much longer than it should have. I just didn’t pay enough attention to the fact that my thoughts really were creating the reality I lived in. Now I know and I’m here to tell anyone who will listen that you have the power to change your circumstances. Mind your thoughts. Guard them and treat them delicately. Change them to change your reality.
It is such a beautiful feeling to feel free. Find a rhythm with your thoughts that truly suits your soul and be exactly who you choose to be. Finding strength and hope through struggles isn't as hard as it might seem.