The pen is often mightier than the sword. Here are four powerful yet simple words you can use as personal weapons in any challenge life throws your way.
Courage (from Latin, cor meaning heart) is a weapon that exists deep within us. Courage grows through daring; when you step outside your comfort zone you grow in strength and self reliance. Courage is not limited to outer battles – it is an element of inner confidence you can build everyday, whether speaking to a stranger for the first time or sharing your true feelings with those closest to you.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. (Mark Twain)
Fighting with heart is about fighting with compassion and energy for the things and people that matter most to you in this world. The heart is contains the spark you need to pursue fulfillment and happiness in your life, your relationships, and your creative endeavors. Above all, the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes, revealing the positive impact of love and companionship in our lives, no matter what else is happening around us.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. (Buddha)
More than physical ability, strength means finding your power to climb past walls and obstacles that may appear on your individual path. It is the inner life force that keeps on going when minds and hearts are tired. And it can be the spiritual element of our beings that tells us to keep on pushing, even when we feel we can go no further.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Real wisdom is not about knowing more than anyone else does. It is about learning from our own mistakes and learning how to make adjustments, and importantly, realizing that the past and present are illusions and that we have only this moment in which to live.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. (Socrates)
Courage, heart, strength, wisdom. These weapons, along with many others, already exist within us. We just have to look inside and find them.