What is strength?

Written by Bob Postupak
Rev6 Practitioner

What an interesting question. I found this by asking several different people. I received various answers.

By definition (Cambridge dictionary), strength -Noun (power); The ability to do things that need a lot of physical or mental effort.

Some synonyms for strength:

I’ve always found the definition of strength interesting. The word strength conjures multiple meanings. In this day and age of social media-driven “wellness & fitness,” strength seems defined by people training until they are exhausted. But is that strength?

Let’s look at courage. To embark on a path of change, one must have the courage to take steps in moving forward to change. From the perspective of movement, to continue with the forward or continued progress, we have to have the courage to continue to step out of our comfort zone and embrace discomfort. That discomfort can come in the form of stuck fascia, lack of range of motion, or in the emotional body and present itself as fear or anxiety. The continued daily steps toward change take fortitude. And we must learn to be firm in our commitment to ourselves to stay on the bus and trust the process.

So how do we implement strength in our Rev6 practice and our lives?

By showing up for ourselves daily, tuning in to what our bodies need, and listening to our inner selves. The inner self might suggest that we try something out of our comfort zone. It might ask us to move a certain way we’ve visualized in our minds but were unsure of trying because it might make us uncomfortable. Moving through uncomfortable moments helps us move forward because freedom is on the other side of that discomfort. And to me, that is strength.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes.

Original Art by Bob Postupak
“Rising Phoenix”

“If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be more that you are.”

-Master Shifu

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