Strength is a human trait that is widely regarded as being desirable. Physical strength, visibly demonstrated by musculature, posture and tension, has often been popular in art. This dates as far back as the Renaissance, when Michelangelo represented David, rippling with lithe, energetic brawn and Cellini depicted his Perseus, sword in one muscled arm, and severed head of the Medusa in the other.
But strength, as we all know, goes beyond the physical. Emotional strength, although not as immediately visible as the physical, is every bit as powerful. Time and time again throughout history, we hear about people who have survived horrific circumstances, who have been tried to the very limit of their endurance and who have emerged the other side, through sheer determination and strength of will.Read More