Finding Inner Strength

Quotes on this page focus on Finding Inner Strength, which is also a form of self-care. I find it helpful sometimes to just read one quote that resonates within, sometimes even printing it out and taping near my desk and then meditating for a few days on just that one phrase or sentence. It’s amazing what comes when we wait for clarity, that sometimes brings new direction, also. Enjoy. Please consider sending me your favorite quotes related to finding your own inner strength in the comment box at the end. Thanks for visiting! Image of child hanging on to a branch, Finding Inner Strength

Finding Inner Strength

Perhaps each of us have a starved place, and each of us knows deep down what we need to fill that place.  To find the courage to trust and honor the search, to follow the voice that tells us what we need to do, even when it doesn’t seem to make sense, is a worthy pursuit.
– Sue Bender

Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Holy Spirit is a mighty, rushing wind and the river of life. It is the pulsing, moving, living, vibrant flow of the power of God. When we are caught up in it we feel the ecstasy of heaven and know that all things are possible, even to the moving of mountains. We know as well that in most of our living we are separated, even alienated, from this power of God and that the very purpose of life is to come ever more fully into harmony with Him so that we rest in the strength of His Being, and move in the joy of the flow of His Spirit. When we have become one with His Spirit, it is no longer we who live but the power of the Spirit that lives through us. This is the Kingdom of God, union with God, life in the presence of God, and this is the richness of God’s infinite love. This is living from the Center.
– Francis B. Hall, 1980

Going nowhere … isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.
– Leonard Cohen


One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
– Helen Keller

Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.
– Wendell Berry

This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.
– Maya Angelou

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.
– Phillip Brooks

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you’re a vegetarian.
– Dennis Wholey

It’s not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
– Vivian Greene

I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, and if each and all be aware I sit content… I am less the reminder of property or qualities, and more the reminder of life.
– Walt Whitman

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
– Rumi

Resources that promote and foster Inner Strength

One site that I highly recommend is, which is a non-profit site that offers a daily quote, and, if you go to their site, they also offer a “Daily Question,” which touches on the topic of being grateful in our daily lives. You can also become a member there (at not cost) and also answer the daily question as a “practice,” which you then can (if you choose) post to their site. I find that participating in this daily practice, by answering a new question daily, helps me to explore more deeply where I am in the world, emotionally and spiritually. I also post the “Daily Question” and my response, on Rise This Day which I call Rising Reflections, which you are welcome to read if interested. Gratefulness also offers E-cards, articles, staff picks of favorite books and blog postings as well. . Just when I think that everyone is aware of this site, I bump into other folks who have never visited it. Check it out. Upworthy features short videos on topics that are, well, “upworthy,” that celebrate the good news of the human condition around the world.

HumanKind, at, “voices of hope and humanity” is a weekly radio and podcast service that touches on a wide range of topics related to the human condition. In in addition to their weekly radio offerings, go to their site and poke around, they have a treasure trove of topics that will inspire and lift your spirits, guaranteed!

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