Everyone has their own definition, their own perception. For me strength comes from many things. Most of the times I end up trying to find it externally but the truth is, the search lies within. To search would mean to evaluate. That is the scary thought, the fear of unknown. The fear of trying to uncover what I do not want to see nor surface. What if I am not the person I believed to be me?
It may come from the one who sees nothing wrong with you and loves you unconditionally or from the one who knows you and still loves you.
From the one who left you for nothing more to give and no more to receive or from the one who never left your side.
From the one who wants to change you for the better as they feel you are capable of much more or from the one who does not like what you are.
From the one who found someone better or from the one who feels you are the best.
From the one who is always your shadow and will pick you when you fall or from the one who never lets you take that fall.
From the one who can never love you back or from the one who never stops loving you. From the one who holds you close or from the one who gives you all the space that you want.
From the one who left you before time or from the one who stays timeless, regardless.
Strength comes from knowing what you are, accepting yourself the way that you are and understand your truths and lies. Every relationship is a risk. Trust, faith, love and honesty will always be at stake. Relationships always teach something, to say a relationship failed is to accept defeat. There are no failed relationships in my opinion. The relationship that have served their due, should and must be allowed to die the natural death. The strength within helps keep the respect and dignity intact despite the loss.
More often than not we try to hold on to what we fear losing, acceptance comes from the inner strength that tells you it’s time to let go. Life seems like a slideshow of memories. We keep making new ones, yet hold dearly the old. We meet new people yet hold close our old. Sometimes trying to find the old in new is probably the worst mistake we make. The old has to pave way for the new. The new of today will be old tomorrow. So maybe moving forward is not such a bad thing after all.
If I hold too close, I may smother. If I let loose I may lose forever, this fear needs to be understood, dealt with and in due course overcome. Strength is knowing when to hold close and when to let go. Maybe it is time to let go.
Move my mountains, swim my seas
Lies within, my strength in me