Life is not easy, which is why you have to do hard things to be happy in life.
The things no one else is doing.
The things that frighten you.
The things others can’t do for you.
The things that make you question how much longer you can hold on and push forward.
Because those are the things that define you.
Those are the things that make the difference between existing and living.. between knowing the path and walking the path… between a life of defeat and a life filled with happiness and success. Adversity is an inevitability, and it’s much like walking in to a turbulent windstorm. As you fight to push through it, you not only gain strength, but it tears away from you all but the essential parts of you that cannot be torn.
Once you come out of the storm you see yourself as you really are in raw form, still holding the passions and values that move you, and little else.
These are the lusts that matter… the inner love and vows that define you.
It is this kind of love that drives you forward and even when the going gets tough.
It is this kind of love that strengthens the mind, body and soul.