Sometimes we don’t know our own strength, until we come face to face with our greatest weakness.
The Strength of Weakness
Be wary of the very strong
And they shall become weak.
Be dismissed as being weak –
And that shall be your strength.
Remember that the oceans place themselves
Below the land;
But all rivers flow into them.
And remember, too,
That water – the most Pliant of all substances –
Has shaped continents.
Often we believe that our vulnerability or surrendering to life is weakness, or that being stoic and determined is a sign of strength. Neither is true. A complete acceptance of who we are and of “what is” in every moment, is what shapes our lives and allows courage and strength to grow within.