Small acts of kindness and love.
Welcome friend. This page is dedicated for inspiration when going through hardship. Scroll through the page in your own pace. Read my article named COURAGE. Listen to some good music if you are in the mood for it.
When you are ready, go on.
“Sometimes someone isn’t ready to see the bright side. Sometimes they need to sit with the shadow first. So be a friend and sit with them. Make the shadow beautiful.”
– Victoria Erickson
Bruce Lee is one of my role models. He said: “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
He is right. Something will grow out of your hardship and that something is you. The more we learn to endure, the more powerful we may become.
- You are not alone in this world
- A safe and comfortable life is marketed to us all the time, but the rich life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
- Others have walked hard paths before you.
Enjoy the read!
Resist evil and reject hopelessness
Even something as simple as not letting an insult get to you is a victory. When you resist something bad, it means that someone else doesn’t have to.
Both good and bad wants to spread and grow, it is up to us to break the circle or help it expand.
We must always remember that there is good in the world, even when we cannot have it ourselves. Dolly Parton said, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta keep up with the rain”.
You don’t have to follow along. We don’t find our lives, we create them.
Some people tell us that pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. It is about whether we let something get to us or not and what we choose to learn from the pain itself. Friedrich Nietzsche is the one who said: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Dale Carnegie said: “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
This is also something to keep in mind. We should also acknowledge some feats that have come from hardship.
Stoicism argues for perseverance. We may only govern our own minds just as nothing can inflict physical or emotional pain to us unless it goes via our brains.
Goi Nasu points out that an entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. The negativity of the world can’t put you down either, unless you let it get inside of you.
And we can accept both and understand why they are there.
“The first step to going anywhere is deciding you are no longer willing to stay where you are.”
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Jesus on moving mountains and mustard
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20 (English Standard Version)
He set another man before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.”
Step, by step one walks far.