We must put down firm roots; we must be strong. Inner strength is a prerequisite for happiness, a prerequisite for life and one’s beliefs. One of the Buddha’s titles is “He Who Can Forbear.” It touches upon the strength required to courageously endure, persevere and overcome our difficulties – the Buddha is the ultimate embodiment of the virtue of forbearance. The power of faith gives us the strength to weather and survive any storm. Perseverance is the application of our strength and the way of a Buddha.
Peace and Love, Jim