I took this picture while visiting the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. At first my eye was drawn to the vibrant colors. But the greatest impact came from the artist's choice to juxtapose a strong and healthy looking woman against an immense mountain. He framed them as equals.
She is as monumental as the mountain.
We all have moments when we feel physically and emotionally strong.
One might walk a bit taller, or have a bit more swagger. Or, maybe just be smiling on the inside and radiating positive energy. Perhaps feeling downright superior.
Of course, these moments are fleeting.
But, knowing this feeling of strength is within our reach, we can aim to more regularly achieve such a state of mind and body.
A surge of confidence can arise from within or can arise from without - when we feel the approval of others. While both are needed, the former has more staying power, make that standing tall power.
You stand tall when you:
What do you rely on to feel good about yourself? To summon your inner strengths and stand tall?
If you need support in getting up from under your own weight - so you can stand tall - call me.
Ain't no mountain high enough,
27/2/2015 07:07:41 am
Love it - particularly the song. My all time favourite classic - great choice for this post!
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