Fav Quote Friday | Body and Spirit: Do Difficulties Really Make Us Stonger?

is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us all
but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves
as we really are."

~Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha

image: 'sadness' byMetin Demiralay via deviantart

"We must embrace pain
and burn it as fuel for our journey."

~Kenji Miyazawa

“What does not kill me 
makes me stronger.” 
(“Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker.”)

Friedrich Nietzsche

Do you believe in this concept? I am not sure
if it is true for every
situation, as many challenges
can bring you down completely
or damage you permanently.
But I think it is the spirit within us,
the one that tells us
to rise up afterwards,
that most often overtakes us, 
and gets us through the storms of life.
Once this has happened, we often are left feeling
more empowered, more compassionate, 
with a greater sense of who we are
and what we are truly capable of.