Mental strength: Be strong, be kind, never give up


An important subject to cover when you are battling with the everyday struggles of life

When you are struggling, or you have issues that you’re dealing with, that can feel overwhelming, and even induce feelings of hopelessness, it can be easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you’re some kind of loser, or weakling, or freak. It is important to remember that this is simply not the case. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, struggles in life; everyone has their problems. They may not be the same as yours, but they are still dealing with things you know nothing about. Everyone is putting on a brave face in some fashion. This is why I feel it is ‘vitally important’ to always be kind, and to never judge anyone’s situation on face value. You have no idea what someone is going through, how they are feeling, or what the background is that led to their current position.

The great news is, that you are a lot stronger than you think you are

and you can handle a lot more than it sometimes feels like you can. The human spirit is one of the toughest things in the universe. It has the ability to deal with seemingly insurmountable tasks, and seemingly intolerable pressure. You just have to look at history to see what normal people have overcome to realise that. Knowing that you are strong enough to handle anything that comes your way, is the antidote to the feelings of hopelessness that can often weigh down and drown those who never learn this powerful truth.

Life is yin and yang, if there was no sadness, there could be no happiness; if there was no evil and cruelty, there could be no kindness and compassion; if there was no hopelessness, we could not experience hope, and if there was no low, there could be no high. Every road to paradise unfortunately has to go through hell. When you are struggling, remember this powerful truth. Often a trip through hell is the only route to the level of life you are aiming for.