I know it's easy to feel really strong when I'm angry. I put up a ton of stone walls, guard my heart, and am ready to aim and fire anyone who threatens attack. I'm ready and angry, but after a short time I'm also emotionally exhausted. That's when I know I wasn't really being strong.
Although anger can make me feel strong, I started to wonder what it felt like to have true strength instead of anger. True strength comes with patience abd trust. It has perseverance and resilience. Most of all, true strength is about being honest with yourself about your circumstances and true to yourself and who you are no matter what others say.
It's easy to become angry when others are trying to convince you that you need to be someone other that who you are. They aren't happy because you are being true to yourself. They want you to be what they want you to be instead of who you are. It's very angering to feel like you have to fight to be your own person.
Now, as I face these situations in my own life, I've become exhausted with anger. The anger has been worn away by hurt and I'm left with me, myself, and I. I must face my true self and ask what I want. When I do that I have the choice to people please or be true to myself. Since most of my life's journey has been about getting away from people pleasing, the choice is simple.
I know if I choose being honest with myself and true to myself, then I'm making the right decision no matter what others thing. We will forever face people who don't like our decisions, but that are just that, OURS. My decisions are no one else's but mine. I must live with them for the joy and sorry they bring in my future. I can't make every decision in fear of making a mistake. You know why? Because that's deciding to be a coward. I have also decided to be true to myself and live in the present. I will make the best decisions for me today. I no longer want to make fear-based decisions living in tomorrow. That sounds like a very successful decision to stay locked up and miserable for a lifetime.
Today I want to live and be true to myself. Now, my true strength can emerge and let anger fall away. Join me and share your thoughts on your inner strength.