Meaningful Monday: Strong Enough

by Polly N on April 23, 2012

I’ve decided to introduce a new segment to the blog called “Meaningful Monday” where each week I will share with you an image, picture or quote or just something that I want to discuss in order to prompt you to think about life, your soul purpose or just spin a different perpective on things. I find that it’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day doing that “being” takes second place. So this segment will act as a reminder to take a back seat from doing, connect with your higher self and have an awareness that you are so much more than what you think you are. Well that’s the plan anyway….let’s see how it pans out!

Whenever I read this, it gives me great comfort. Because some days, although you might not think so, I wonder how I’m going to keep on dealing with this bullshit cancer and if there will ever be a day that I will be cancer-free. Yes I do have days like that, because I’m human. But then I remind myself that I’m in the perfect place at the perfect time and that this is where I’m supposed to be. I can’t get it wrong. None of us can. We are here to express ourselves through this thing called the body, to experience all emotions in this game called life. Some of us seem to breeze through life with very little drama (yes I have some really sickeningly annoying but loveable friends like this) and I wonder how the hell I ended up with all the life lessons but again, I am reminded that this is the path my soul chose. And remembering that and the fact that I am strong enough to deal with it, get me back on track and back into the present moment. Because that is the only place you and I really exist – everything else is just an illusion!

Whatever shitstorm you’re weathering right now, know that you ARE strong enough to overcome it. There will be days where you want to break down and cry, scream at the top of your lungs and stamp your feet like a child and that’s okay! Do it! Let yourself do what it wants to do. The emotion is better out than in. Then when you’re done, sit down and work out a strategy and figure it out. Everything is figureoutable! And sometimes you’ll need to figure it out without figuring it out. And by that I mean, your head doesn’t always have the answers. In fact, it rarely has the answers. But your heart does. So listen to it and let it be your guide. From there, you’ll get strength, determination and the faith that it’s all gonna be okay.

Does this Meaningful Monday resonate with you, help you in some way or just give you a different perspective on something you’ve been dealing with? Tell me in the comments below and be sure to share with your friends as this could help them too.

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Marion Jones April 23, 2012 at 7:19 am

Hi Polly,
Thank you for that meaningful Monday paragraph. I am by no means suffering the way you are but I have been in pain for nearly two years now, had one operation in August and after a second o pinion I have been told by the Consultant I am not going mad, i do have something wrong with me and she is going to operate on 8th May. It is difficult to focus on why we are all here sometimes and I have confidence that the next operation will releave me of pain. I love your site and you are a total inspiration to me. Thank you


polly April 23, 2012 at 7:23 am

Thanks Marion. For the record you are not going mad! Good luck and thanks for following. xxx


Tina April 23, 2012 at 7:32 am

Hi Polly
This post is 100% me! It is basically my current life… Just like you, I live with advanced cancer, practice mindfullnes, keeping myself healthy on all levels, generally content… But yet get those unpleasant emotions!
I have been following your journey for a while. And as hard it is to find truly inspiring people out there, you are without doubt one great inspiration for me. Thank you for sharing.
Love x Tina


polly April 23, 2012 at 8:01 am

Tina – thankyou! Thats so sweet of you to say so. Good luck with everything. P.S You are strong enough. Lots of love.xx


cmichaelsny April 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

Thanks for sharing with us..I have been following your journey for a while. And as hard it is to find truly inspiring people out there, you are without doubt one great inspiration for me.


polly April 23, 2012 at 10:56 am

Wow, thank you so much – that means a lot xo


Sergio April 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I think that post was a spam Polly (see that it just replicates the earlier post + adds a spam link).

Regarding the topic, we get in impotence experiences so as to be remembered that, well, it wasn’t we as egos that created ourselves and whatever did knows better and takes care of us all the way.


Sky April 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Thank you Polly for such an excellent post this morning. It amazes me how you find the strength to keep on giving like you do. You and your inspiration are much appreciated!! xx


Martha Ann Miller April 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

So glad I saw this today…have an appointment tomorrow with my oncologist to get my latest CT scan & lab work results and the fear has been creeping up on me for several days. I am beyond blessed to have been in remission for almost a year now and hoping that I still am. But even if I’m not, I know I can handle it. I am writing down your quote and carrying it with me. Fear-free is how I long to be! Thanks, Polly!


Melissa @ Path to Wellness April 24, 2012 at 5:17 am

WOW this could not have come at a better time.

Thank you so much for sharing this, I love this new segment. xx


polly April 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

thankyou beautiful xx


tinafreysd April 24, 2012 at 6:58 am

Thank you for sharing your great experience with us.. It amazes me how you find the strength to keep on giving like you do.


kate April 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Thank you, Polly, for your continued generosity and determination to help others while managing your own health issues with such courage and tenacity.
This certainly rings bells for me. I have been managing a chronic illness for the last 10 years, with periods in which I am entirely pain free and functional. Currently I find myself wrestling the beast again, and there are days in which I could howl with frustration and descend into the destructive whirl pool of Why me? This quote reinforces my belief that my illness is my soul’s way of trying to get my attention to redress the areas of imbalance in my life (of which there are many!) on both a physical and spiritual level. I am not by any means suggesting that this is the same for everyone, just a lesson that I have tried to take away from the experience of chronic illness.
Much love to you, Polly.


~Chick~ April 30, 2012 at 2:09 am

This REALLY hit home with me. I am dealing with so much career-wise this year, and when I finally thought I’d found the right place to spend 40 hours a week its all gone to pot in a matter of days. Im struggling and you’re right my HEAD does not know what to do.
And yes I need to get emotion out big time because Im bottling it all in. I need a good pillow fight/punching.
Im going to try very hard to let my heart lead the way and let God show me exactly where I need to be. I need him to open a big door for me and I need to know without any doubt thats where Im supposed to be, and thats hard because I HAVE HAVE HAVE to believe it will happen but its so hard to believe.
Thank you so much for your post, I will follow up every Monday!!!


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