There are varied definitions of strength but one of its most overlooked types is the strength to keep trying. This type of vigor is invisible to the naked eye but is felt through the heart. I know many people who are hanging by a thread, getting by in life, and hiding behind their seemingly perfect social media profiles. Usually, the people who love to make everyone laugh in the room are those who have it the hardest in life. These happy-go-lucky people have a positive disposition, and that’s why it’s easier for them to use humor to avoid vulnerability.
Gratitude is the one quality that people find the hardest to embody because once they earn more, they lose it. When a person gains success or popularity, it gets harder to detach from the source where you get open validation. It’s challenging to not want more when you’ve experienced a better type of lifestyle or treatment.
Among all else, the ultimate secret to living a quiet and peaceful life is to put God in the center of your life. When you have a strong foundation of beliefs and values, you have more control over your actions and choices. Peace is found when you’re self-aware of what you want and how you want to achieve it without needing to ask for anybody else’s input. It’s found when you truly love yourself despite your wounds and scars. If you live for someone else’s expectations, that’s a clear sign that you’re unhappy and at war with yourself.
Everyone has a bad side in them just as everyone has a good side. Who we are depends on Our whole system of beliefs and philosophies is built from our past encounters and choices that got us to where we are now. Among these are toxic habits that we picked up throughout our life that need to be challenged and erased. These are habits we’re ashamed of doing but don’t notice when we’re practicing them.
When we were kids, everything was easy. We didn’t have to take accountability for our actions. We were spoiled, sheltered, and protected from the horrors of the world. But as we grew older, we began to know and understand things. We became more curious about the whys and hows of the world, and what it has to do with us. And most of all, we started experiencing tough situations we haven’t encountered before. This left room for mistakes like associating with people who are not good for us. The longer we open our doors for them, the more we get sucked into their world.
Keep in mind that guilt isn’t always an indicator that you’ve done something wrong. Sometimes, guilt means you’ve finally done something brave and out of the ordinary. Other times, the guilt you feel is disguised as the sense of accomplishment or responsibility for the actions you’ve taken. It leans toward the feeling of guilt because it’s attached with fear; otherwise, it would feel like pure confidence and relief. Don’t allow that lingering guilt to engulf you. Learn why you’re feeling guilty and what’s causing you to feel such.