For those of you ho are regular readers you will have noticed that I have not been here in a while. Well it always sunshine and roses around here. In the past I have shared some posts that deal with matters of heat and soul here and here. I want this to be a positive space but the past few weeks have made me think about how we gain the strength we need to deal with our daily lives.
I have heard people say to me that life does not give you more than you can cope with. I am not 100% certain that I agree with that sentiment but then the world is filled with stories of people who have shown remarkable strength and resilience. I don't ever talk about it bu for a long while religion was a huge and very important part of my life. Over time I lost my faith. I would not describe myself as an atheist as I feel that in itself take a great amount of belief. I understand the importance of faith, regardless of our cultural background, sex, age etc we all have a few needs and desires that are the same the world over. We want to be able to make sense of tragedy even when there is no sense to be found. We want to feel safe and secure and for some that is gained by the feeling of being watched over by a loved one who has died or a God.
I don't have a faith anymore and haven't for many years now but each day I continue to have times in my life when I need the strength so where does that come from? When I lost my faith it wasn't so much lost but transferred. I have an undying strength in human spirit. When I had religion I will be honest and say that sometimes when I was at my lowest ebbs I would feel forsaken. Having faith in human spirit does not have that problem. People are fallible but they have the ability to do great things and show amazing grace and kindness.
I feel that there is endless strength to be taken from the potential of people. Yes we aren't perfect but we have it inside us to be practically perfect in every way, (yes I did just shamelessly quote from Mary Poppins). Our potential as people gives me the strength to cope with what live throws at me. Well that and the love of of my family and friends.
Where do you find strength?
Take Care Nicolette xo