“Let’s have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” – Abraham Lincoln
The Struggles of Life
I have lived through a great deal of struggle, as have we all. Years ago, a friend introduced me to the Canadian alternative rock group, The Tragically Hip. I think I fell in love with this group because their lyrics cut me right to the core. Their song, Now The Struggle Has a Name is so fitting to life and having might to continue on.
Once I give the struggle a name, it doesn’t reduce it, but it does give me the power of recognition. Knowing the source, the resting place gives me the strength to face it, to move forward – to struggle on, with might.
“Our physical senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch) facilitate most of what we know about the world we live in, but if we only rely on our physical senses, we cannot become whole. To see things as they really are, we must develop our spiritual senses.” – Andrew Thorn
I am not a religious person, but I am acutely spiritual and rely a great deal upon my non-physical senses to guide me, to strengthen me. I need that added comfort and intuition to cement my path – to border my journey.
I am driven by personal reflection. I spend a fair amount of time “mainlining sanity” – I value the time when my brain shuts off work and reflects on me and the strength I must garner to muscle on, to rise above, to grow in might – to bloom internally in order to fulfill my external goals and dreams. My achievements can be directly traced to a source of struggle, change, or intense personal dev work.
Select a Process of Might
I cannot haphazardly go about life, climbing my hills of increase, and falling down – getting back up without a process of might. Perhaps if I share mine with you, you can develop and embrace your own might with a new-found courage to continue on, to beat your own struggle(s) and move forward – in purpose and singular focus. I am able to reflect and twist, turn, and shift where necessary.
My Path to Personal Reflection
1. Artistic Release – for me, it is writing. I write daily and incessantly think of what I will write next. It is the curse that is my release.
2. Believe in Good Thoughts – much like The Secret – I believe that my sheer will and process of might makes a difference.
3. Walk – I walk 5-8 miles every day. It is my physical release. I don’t do it all at once, I take moments of quietude and respite from work or writing to “walk it off”.
4. Stretching and Meditation – finding the quiet is a constant quest. Just call me Don Quie-ote.
5. Time Off – I learned a few years ago the power of mainlining sanity by going offline every once in awhile. Detach and Detox from work and an online world.
The Power of Your Spirit
We are not Engergizer Bunnies – we need to stop and unplug but tune in. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men (and women).” Personal reflection can be your guide – the guide you need to discover your might.
You are Here.
Gap Theory – you are here, but over there? that is where you need to get to. And the force – the stretch you feel between from here to there is when serious growth and development occur. Like the mountain that looms, and the greater one beyond, your process of might should never end.
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha
Part 1. On Growing Whole – Create Your Legacy Now
Part 2. Evoking Excellence in Your Downhill Slide
Part 3. Strength in Purpose: Becoming My True Age
Part 4: Hunger for Experience and Thirst for Wisdom
Part 5: Work and Life: Giving Your Heart
Part 6: Your Personal Dev Work and the Process of Might