Be your OWN strength.
Trying to keep your head up all day every day can be difficult sometimes — especially if it feels like nothing is going your way. For a lot of us, it is so much easier to just bury our heads under the covers and wait until whatever is bothering us to blow over.
For some of us, it's become a habit to shrug off our problems and continue being confident, happy people. If you are anything like me, though, you can't always just shake it off and move on right away. Sometimes, I need a little more resolve than a happy-go-lucky attitude.
So what are people like me supposed to do? Where are we supposed to turn for that strength we need to go on again?
It might sound cheesy, but I turn to reading the work of my favorite writers. Ones who have been there, done that and have written through everything. I really believe that reading about someone else's strength gives me the confidence and courage I need to take a step forward.
That is why K. D. Lall's poems and quotes are SO important. Her SUPER popular @PoetryFalls on Instagram is a haven for anyone out there who needs a little boost of confidence in their lives.
She writes about many topics, but one recurring one is finding strength within yourself. She expresses that only you can be the force to bring yourself out of a bad mood or be a more confident person.
One of my favorite poems of hers is about finding beauty in her name "Kaur" (#2 below). She explains that her middle name, Kaur, means "princess" in Punjabi and that in Sikhism, all of the women are given this name as a sign of equality to each other, as well as a status of equality to men.
In addition to living a life equal to everyone else in the world, K. K. Lall believes that you should treat your body as a temple, where only beauty and strength reside.
If you ever need a pick-me-up, or a reminder to find that strength within you, Poetry Falls should be your first stop. Reading her poems fills you with a sense of acceptance and bravery, no matter who might try to bring you down; something we all need to hear every now and then.
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"I'm drowning inside my thoughts, they have turned to melodies." — @PoetryFalls
"Her beauty was in her form from name she was born, KAUR was her name." — @PoetryFalls
"Sometimes I feel lost, like I am lost inside a jar of myself." — @PoetryFalls
"I am tired of this body. I want to shed this skin. Cut me open and peel me to the core; build me a temple from every pore. Let my hands be the door and my feet rest ashore." — @PoetryFalls
"Thoughts: I was always aware of their effects; they had taken me to places that only existed in me." — @PoetryFalls
"Look at us now and look at us before; if we can't get along I'd rather be on my own." — @PoetryFalls
"I had a home. Then you gifted me a house painted in white lies. I didn't need a house you see; I had a home. So I sat alone each night praying to the moon, watching the moon turn your lies into white lilies until the stars faded out. And by morning the whiteflies came, in thousands and I watched them feed off the house you built destroying what lies you created." — @PoetryFalls
"She was a shell desperate to be found amongst the pebbles. She wanted to be picked up, caressed, collected and displayed on mantelpiece upon museums, to be a monument to society; be branded and stared at, be like everyone else. What she didn't realize was she was a pearl; a rare sight who had the power to create tsunamis within hearts and storms to be talked about. She belonged to the oceans where she was wild and set free." — @PoetryFalls
"Some people live a whole life but never experience love. I am the lucky one I let my guard down." — @PoetryFalls
"Let the girl be lost inside her dome; her celestial beauty is no match for his eyes." — @PoetryFalls
"I'm a living prose and my narrative has no end." — @PoetryFalls
"Even the darkest star bleeds light for us." — @PoetryFalls
"Don't let them shred you apart and make you think you're nothing but paper to be drawn upon. Hold onto your branches, let them flutter, feel your flowers; watch them bloom. Let them blossom into a beautiful little butterflies; let your canvas grow." — @PoetryFalls
"She washed away from SOCIETY as it was society that tarnished HUMANITY." — @PoetryFalls
"She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for." — @PoetryFalls
"It was only when I stopped searching for myself in you, I found me." — @PoetryFalls
"You need to control those feelings, when you feel the need to beg - don't. When you feel the need to call him just to talk or hear his voice - don't; you will only be hurting yourself more." — @PoetryFalls
"Why sit on his throne and watch yourself fade in his parade? You are an empress not the wife of a king, but a queen. A fears rose made from the finest spider silk and purest golden milk; sought by every merchant and alchemist. You were born in a star created by the sun making love to the moon's waves. With that in your blood you were born to rise, rise above thorns made from obsidian." — @PoetryFalls
"You point your gun at me like I am your canvas hoping I would bleed art for you. What you failed to realize was I already was art; a masterpiece. Not just a muse for your amusement." — @PoetryFalls
"What she didn't realize what she was a pearl; a rare sight who had the power to create tsunamis within hearts and storms to be talked about. She belonged to the oceans where she was wild and set free." — @PoetryFalls