“A woman is like a tea bag, you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Nancy Reagan
I love this quote. I don’t think it is only for women. It is for everyone in general: children, the elderly, men, even animals. We show the strength in our spirit as soon as the walls start to cave around us. Strength is not shown in moments of comfort and happiness. It appears in moments of trials and difficulties. Challenges push us to stay in that “hot water” and brew to develop into something magically unavailable to us in other instances of our lives. We become authentically in nature.
I believe that we learn through the challenges. We are pushed to escape our egos and allow the Divine to help. When things are going well we rarely go to Spirit. It’s as if we need to find pain in order to fall on our knees and get closer to God. It’s ironic. The lower you are the higher you become.
Our hearts have to break, pain has to be somewhat present, and then we grow. I guess it’s like when you have a broken bone. It has to be broken back into place to then set and settled. The bones begin to fuse and we are whole again. That’s how it is with strength and God. There is such beauty in allowing the truth to come through in our weakness. The more we allow ourselves to feel the discomfort, the easier the journey becomes. Allow yourself to see the strength in you instead of avoiding it!