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If you think of the most painful experience you have ever endured, is it physical? Or is it emotional? How did you make it through? There have been a few points in my life where I asked myself, when will this end? For me, the truest tests of strength were not physical at all.
It's hard to see a loved one or close friend suffer, to be faced with a situation that seems so unfair, unbelievable and just heartbreaking. A situation where everyone loses, and no one benefits. Finding the strength to continue on; not clearly knowing which direction to move, this can be a challenge that rivals any Ultra (I am guessing), walking across a mile of hot coals (not that I have tried), or sticking a needle in your eye (I imagine this is pretty painful)… So how do we as people move through these horrible situations we are faced with? Simply, love.
Maybe you can do 100 push ups, but can you pull yourself up after you've been knocked down? For me, physical strength is only possible because of inner strength, channeling mental toughness, and forging it into emotional strength, this is how we continue to move positively in a forward direction, without losing ground, and not allowing ourselves to shrink, to crumble, or to quit.
So remember that.