Everyone who knew me in my 20s and 30s described me as strong, as I bounced from one thing to the next. I was always coping, and moving on, without taking time to address the impact of each thing. The "things" built up in severity, until I had no choice but to sit down and face them.
You might think acting strong is a good thing - but it's actually being stubborn. When you refuse to deal with how you really feel - you will be made to feel as weak as a kitten, so that you can't avoid your feelings any longer.
I want you to pay attention to your feelings before your choices are taken away from you, and you have to spend time uncovering the layers you've built up as a barrier to prevent yourself from being hurt.
Building barriers does not make you strong, they only mask the hurt which continues to grow inside you. You're not protecting yourself by acting strong - you are doing the opposite.
When you admit to yourself that you need help, and you allow yourself to receive it - that is when you begin the journey to discover your true strength - which is your inner strength. This is where you find the true essence of who you really are, and what you want to share.
All the time you're being stubborn, and refusing help, you're cutting off your nose to spite your face. (An old family expression!) Just like the little girl in the photo, by being stubborn she's missing out on her favorite drink. What are you missing out on?
Get in touch to permanently let go of the need to act strong, and feel the bliss of revealing your true talents and gifts. Don't stubbornly stick to the path you think is right for you, when you feel unhappy inside. It's OK to admit you're not happy - and it's entirely possible to feel happy today, when you connect to your real feelings with ZPoint.
"Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of." ~ Jonathan Swift
"Brutes find out where their talents lie:
A bear will not attempt to fly;
A founder'd horse will oft debate,
Before he tries a five-barr'd gate;
A dog by instinct turns aside,
Who sees the ditch too deep and wide.
But man we find the only creature
Who, led by Folly, combats Nature;
Who, when she loudly cries, Forbear,
With obstinacy fixes there;
And, where his genius least inclines,
Absurdly bends his whole designs."
~ Jonathan Swift