Strength is not just about being physical. True strengthresides inside – the mind, and the spirit. It can mean courage in the face ofadversity, or it can mean helping a friend discover their own courage. Strengthcan mean power of nature or power of self.

Here’s a look at 26 different ways we can be strong, from Ato Z, including famous quotes, inspiring human qualities and examples from thenatural world.

 

Agility 

Strength is not about being big. It’s about moving inbalance and harmony.

Breathing

Deep breathing builds strong lungs and even stronger powersof concentration!

Courage

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going onwhen you don’t have strength.” (Napoleon Bonaparte)

Determination 

The desire to lead our best life must outweigh our fears offailure.

Eating Right 

We are the authors of our own individual health and wellness.

Forgiveness

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute ofthe strong.” (Gandhi)

Generosity

It takes strong eyes to see past the needs of the self.

Heart

The heart is the strongest organ in the human body.

Independence

Strength of mind is finding the freedom to think foroneself.

Joyfulness

Smiling strengthens our facial muscles!

Kindness

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness anddespair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” (Khalil Gibran)

Love

Far from showing how vulnerable we are, loving one anothershows our true strength.

Meditation

Meditation strengthens the body, the mind and the spirit.

Nature

Bamboo is stronger than steel.

Oneself

How much difference can one person make? Enough to do goodin the lives of many, many others.

Power

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realizethis, and you will find strength.” (Marcus Aurelius)

Quiet

The most powerful speakers in the world are first andforemost the best listeners.

Reading

Mental strength comes from exercising your intelligence!

Serenity

Inner strength comes from inner peace.

Togetherness

“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, incompassion lies the world’s true strength” (Buddha?)

Understanding

It takes a lot of power to yell at someone, but even more tolisten to them.

Vitamins

Vitamins build strong people!

Water

“Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”(Bruce Lee)

Exercise

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every humanbeing, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserveit.” (Plato)

Yourself

You, and no one else, determines how strong you are capableof becoming.

ZZZ

Get enough sleep and regain your strength!