The other day I was thinking about the word “weakness” and what it means to me personally. I was surprised that things that many individuals call weaknesses are actually strengths to me.

I think we still have a long way to go in understanding human emotions and what it is to be a human in general. But this post is my little attempt to redefine the word weakness and encourage you, my readers, to start viewing the things below as strengths.

It’s not a weakness to seek help and support from our loved ones. I know that especially in a Black community sharing has always been viewed as complaining, and sucking it up is encouraged. Well, let me tell you that now in 2023, you can redefine your relationships with people and find those who you can rely on if you need support.

That leads me to therapy. If you don’t have anyone around you who you could share your struggles with, you can always do therapy. In fact, do therapy, even if you have those folks around as your therapist is not your best friend. At the end of the day, we all need therapy if we care about our mental health. It is a strength to make this step and start taking care of our minds.

Sticking to toxic relationships is NOT strength. I hope we are all on the same page and want to help ourselves live the best lives we possibly can. Well, toxic relationships are a waste of your time, and will not be beneficial for your goal to pursue wellness. It is not easy to let go of them, therefore it is strength to actually choose yourself and walk away.

Crying is another one. Being a human includes experiencing all kinds of emotions. A lot of times they are irrational, but crying does help relieve some of the burdens we at times carry for a long time before we burst into tears. Don’t be ashamed to cry. Letting yourself be who you are is strength. Just be mindful of who you are crying with (if not alone), not all people deserve to see your tears.

What things can you think of when you hear the words “weakness” and “strength”? Have your opinions changed over the years? Let me know in the comments.

Not Weakness

~ Tren

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