Question: What is inner strength? Or should I say, “Wassup? Someone from yahoo answered; “close ur eyes n think of nethin that come to ur mind that soothes ,that wud b the picture of inner strenght” There is wisdom in this honest, from the heart, answer. Just close your eyes, breathe deeply, and think of nothing. Let your mind bring in soothing thoughts. I picture an ocean breeze with the mist of the waves, spraying my face. You might have another scene or place that soothes you. I was enlightened by some of the words from the song, “Find Your Inner Ninja” http://rapgenius.com/1420145/ Here are some of the lyrics: “Ninja? You’re a ninja? Get out of here, you’re a ninja! Yes, I am a ninja. [Bridge: David Myles] I read the rules before I broke ’em I broke the chains before they choked me out Now I pay close attention Really learn the code I learned to read the map before I hit the road” If we would learn to listen to our most honest inner voice, we would learn to read the rules, and then, if we decide to make the choice, we have the right to break them. After we have read the code and read our inner map, we are ready to hit the road. Now, rap is not my favorite choice of music and you wouldn’t find me a card carrying rapper, however, sometimes I find honesty in places that might surprise my otherwise biased opinions. As the song says: “Really learn to read the code.” I take that to mean, “Learn to read your inner code; your inner strength.” If I had a rapper card it might read:”WASSUP?” or it might say, “Are you a Ninja? I would have to answer, yes, sometimes I am a Ninja.
When we are having thoughts about how we picture our life, it can be described as practical dreaming. Or as it is said of Walt Disney when he was dreaming of the theme park he created for millions to enjoy, he was “Imagineering.”
Have you ever wondered what would happen if we made it our daily endeavor to picture our life as we have dreamed it could be? That you might already possess gifts of inner treasures that would make this picture a reality?
Before you start doubting that you already possess these treasures, give yourself a chance to be your own Detective and do some Imagineering by tapping into the positive power of humor. By doing this, you can create a more caring relaxed atmosphere. This allows the possibilities that you do possess unique gifts that are waiting to be discovered.
You might wonder what is holding you back from doing something as basic as this – looking for the ideal in yourself and the one’s around you, looking for strengths and gifts that you already have to enhance this picture.
It could be that those life strengths have not been discovered, that you might want to start a treasure hunt to uncover them.
The following strategies are ways to be inspired by your ability to be to become an effective Strength Detective with Imagineering.
- Focus on changing how you respond in situations of challenge.
- Bring a sense of playfulness into your life each day.
- Find the humor in frustrating moments.
- See every opportunity as chance to use your inner strengths.
- View life as a fun adventure.
- Expand your capacity to demonstrate patience.
- Choose to be enthusiastic and caring.
By using these strategies, you can count on having more days of joy surrounding you. In the process you will create an atmosphere of creativity, spontaneity and trust. This will begin when you realize your gifts of inner strengths are becoming a reality. When you learn to implement these gifts and use them for good for yourself and others, you will truly transform your life as you have known it. The picture you painted of your life is no longer a water color that can be washed away with those pesky doubts; it is painted in oil that will be lasting to eternity.
Joci James, Life Strengths Detective