What is true strength?

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

I have been thinking a lot about strength lately, what is it? Where does it come from? What do I do to grow this strength within myself?

I struggle with strength, it comes on strong but does not last the test of time and after so long I end up tired. I look at everything I must do in a day and already my mind will begin to feel tired, so what am I doing wrong and where is my strength?

First and foremost I realize that I cannot focus on being tired, I can’t see things with a negative mindset or it will consume any strength I have. Then I must decide what I believe about myself, am I strong? Am I capable? Am I fulfilling my purpose? When I get these things figured out then I must stand behind what I believe, I must not falter or someone else will put a thought in its place, one that doesn’t line up with what I believe about myself and my strength will leave me.

Think about the story of Samson, he never lost his strength until he allowed another person to cut away a piece of himself. He trusted this person and she betrayed him and he lost the strength he had. But over time his strength began to grow again.

The Source of true strength lies within

The Source of true strength lies within

How does a person stand strong in what they believe? You must meditate on it daily, over and over you must tell yourself the truth about who you are, allow these words to penetrate every fiber of your being. You must stand for something or you will fall for anything….even within your own mind.

True strength is not a short burst of courage, compassion, confidence, or belief, true strength conquers the test of time, which means there is no end to it, there is no holidays or days off, as it is today so shall it be tomorrow and the day after that.

This is how nature works and how we as humans work as well. Strength comes from within, you can feel it as it grows and become stronger. I know where my source of strength lies but each must figure this out on their own, no one can tell another, it must be experienced for oneself.

Stay strong and your garden will become a place of beauty, give up and it will cease to exist.



About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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