“What Things Matter To You?”

Strength & Courage“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

I strongly believe in the above saying.  However, in order to take a stand or speak up or show that things matter, it takes strength.

Yes, we need to be firm, certain, feel, endure, stand alone sometimes in order to muster courage to steer events.

“Truth lies not only in incidents but in hopes and needs” – says Essayist Rebecca Solnit.

It takes strength and courage to let those hopes and needs known.  So speak up your truth not just about incidents but about your life, especially its hopes and its needs. Speak loudly and clearly so your life means something.

Sometimes hurtful truths have to be spoken out loud. Silence is not always helpful.  Silence means only one thing – indifference.  Indifference is the greatest sin of the 21st Century.  Results are never in your hands but remaining silent will never achieve anything either.

It takes Strength……..

It takes strength to be firm, it takes courage to be gentle.
It takes strength to conquer, it takes courage to surrender.
It takes strength to be certain, it takes courage to have doubt.
It takes strength to fit in , it takes courage to stand out.
It takes strength to feel a friend’s pain, it takes courage to feel your own pain.
It takes strength to endure abuse, it takes courage to stop it.
It takes strength to stand alone, it takes courage to lean on another.
It takes strength to love, it takes courage to be loved.
It takes strength to survive, it takes courage to live.
Author Unknown…

Strength and Courage are the required potions now to speak against the atrocities of the world – from micro to macro.  We need to stand together – hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder and speak with strength, with authenticity and with conviction against injustices in the world.

Let’s draw strength from each other and let us build the courage to create a world where we can love unconditionally and be loved freely.

Until Next time

Be strong and courageous

Padma Ayyagari







~ Author Unknown ~

About Padma Ayyagari

I am a Human Values Activist, passionate about and trying to live steeped in Spirituality. I live with the knowledge that Love is the undercurrent of all human life. I believe in Unity of Faiths, Unity in diversity and try and live my life with unity in thought, word and deed. Helping others to lead a life of practical spirituality that will give peace of mind is my passion and life purpose.
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