What is Strength?

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So much time spent trying to be strong, when maybe we’re afraid.
Or unsure.
Or because we fear being vulnerable.

But what if being strong also means being receptive?
Understanding that emotions are complex and sometimes messy.
That it takes strength to sort through these feelings and understand them better.
As humans, we have a penchant for making things harder than they need to be.
Always so driven by action. Maybe strength means knowing when to give yourself a break.

Photo captured by me at Domino Park, Williamsburg.

Published by B

A millennial residing in Brooklyn, NYC. I hate small talk.

3 thoughts on “What is Strength?

  1. Strength also represents the resilience of knowing when to ‘be strong’ and when its ok to be afraid. Because sometimes its ok to have that emotion. Not to let fear win ultimately of course, but to embrace the feelings they bring out. When you understand those feelings, true strength comes out.

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