I feel grateful and humbled by the teachers that I have along the way. They give me strength, wisdom and extraordinary courage to spread my wings and fly. ©Alexis Rose, Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph

via Our Teachers — Untangled

Re-blog of a beautiful and thought provoking post by Alexis Rose.  But I would like to ask, can we really give somebody strength, wisdom and courage? Or can we simply “HOLD” them until they are ready to trust in their own strength, wisdom and courage?

I think every good teacher, mentor, mother, parent, carer knows they CAN be an external motivator, encouraging you along the right path but they can’t give you anything unless you are internally motivated; open to, ready, willing, to accept it and to change in a positive way; …they simply SUPPORT you, using unconditional love and a lot of other techniques and skills in finding your own strength, wisdom and extraordinary courage, which was simply buried under life’s struggles, dented confidence and injured self-esteem!

What do you think?  Do people give you courage etc or do they simply model what courage looks like until you are ready to acknowledge your own innate abilities and talents?

Much love,

Marie xx