The individual, staying unfaltering in life and on his way, falls upon difficult times in this world of ours will not, as a significance, turn to someone that offers him peace and sanctuary and comfort and encourages him to remain as he was. What he will do is to seek out those that will inexorably and faithfully force him to risk even more of himself so that he can endure the suffering and pass through the troubles and in the end, making the troubles of life, a raft that leads to the other shore.
We must each have the courage to face life and we must each encounter all that is perilous in this world of ours. We must each accept our demons that arise from our unconscious and overcome them as they arise. We, as a necessity of life, must venture repeatedly through the areas of annihilation in order to grow, to become stronger and to discover our Divine being that resides within each of us.
You see, the more that we can learn to confront our world and all of the threats within and those that threaten us with isolation from all that is, the more that we open up and the more that is revealed to each of us as to the possibilities of a new life and true oneness with all that is.
My friends, this is true strength and when we are each strong we are each able to summon the skills and the equalities that allow us to conquer stress. When we are strong, we stay firm in our purposes in life and we are clear in our thinking despite any social pressure or hardship.
True strength in man calls not that we stick to a “chosen” course in life, but that we each change as we must and persist in the service of who we are and of our goals.
Strength is not about an easy life; it is about each of us doing what needs and must be done, not for the individual but for the whole of humankind. Strength is not about ignoring the emotions of our lives like, sorrow, despair, grief. It is about moving through them and knowing when we must rely on the strength of others to carry each of us to the other side.
We each draw strength from each other, our families and our friends, our senses of purpose and of our joys and our dreams.