Yet, if I were to tell you that you are the best person to reach in and energize your own mental strength, you may immediately doubt me but, wouldn’t you be intrigued to know more? Wouldn’t it be good to know that, when you seem to be unable to take charge intelligently in any particular situation and manage with confidence, it is only because your mental strength is insufficiently developed? That it is not because there is damage or illness in an organ system that makes you less than human and requires treatment or replacement for you to function? That you alone can fill that insufficiency with some guidance, a little effort, and some encouragement you can learn to give yourself?
My strategy is based on reason and logic, not doctrine or dogma. It is a strategy – deep but not abstract. Though it may seem complex, it is only so because life, and the conditions we often fail to manage ARE complex. Thus, any examination must be deep so we can better understand this complexity. It must be real because abstract ideas pollute our understanding. It is therefore, not therapy. It is a logical examination of things we are not inclined to examine naturally and a strategic guidance to learn a way to build the strength within us. It is a strength that we can neither see nor measure, nor feed materially. We must thus build it internally, and it rewards us with dignity, confidence, and a firm sense of purpose.
Wtih sturdy mental strength, you can comfortably take life by the helm and navigate through any adversity
So, when life seems bleak or bleary and you feel too unable to go on…
When too many things or too many people seem to interfere with your ability to be happy, or successful…
When life makes you angry or depressed, or reckless, or wanting to just run away…
When you want to climb back up and get to enjoy life the way it should be…
It may seem that the only way to do it is to have someone who is stronger, more balanced or knowledgeable to take you there!
But there is a better way - Expand YOUR Mental Strength
First, what I must tell you is something you already know instinctively. This is that man, homo sapiens, are beings of intelligence. We use reason above any physical skill, strength, or instinct. We have bodies that allow us to display that intelligence and apply ourselves rationally to the conditions that arise within our environment. Sometimes parts of that body may malfunction making our display of that intelligence distorted. We do, however, have to build that intelligence – by having the courage to look into the unknowns and make them knowns. Those unknowns emerge from our physical world, our social connections, and even within our own bodies – a distinct and also unknown environment-of-the-mind.
Today, there is very little education on who or what we are and how we fit in with a reality that seems more and more adversarial every day. We do have a choice, however. We can choose to define, develop, and strengthen ourselves as minds. Or we can choose to bury our heads in the sand and hope that everything will be sorted out – naturally, or by the action of stronger men or a benevolent God.
Here is a way for you to seek to define it and make life meaningful rather than an experience of survival or physical comfort. I will not lead you on a structured path nor do I aim to manage you. I will simply discuss with you an intelligent examination of both the apparently chaotic world and the definitely hidden process of your function as a being of reason and logic. Power comes from the character we have developed and subsequently from the intelligence and understanding it builds, not from physical strength, position, or possession. You need to know how to respect that aspect of you – your character, build it, and use it to always represent you. Yes, it requires some effort, but its rewards are limitless.
Get your key to a new and satisfying life
Your doctor may have prescribed medications to help you deal with the pain of feeling overwhelmed – that is one key; your counsellor may have helped or shown you how to get away from the clutches of an addiction or oppression – another key; your therapist may have helped you through the confusion of failure or rejection – a third key. Now you need a key that opens your ability to see and understand life and see and understand you, building the personal strength to take the helm of your life and be the captain of your own voyage forward.