Inner Strength (IS)

By Ashutosh Karnatak

One day when I was traveling towards my office, a phone was received from one of my friend. In order to know his welfare, I posed questions about his family members, he uttered that his wife was suffering from spine related problem compounded by the same problem is being faced by him. Then I thought that how he might be feeling inside, still he is with the same vigor and going to his works. This inner virtue is nothing but “Inner Strength (IS) “ which is required to live in day to day. It is the real strength rather than physical. In fact, you might have seen physically impaired people, struggling to live life – they also have tremendous internal strength.

Draupadi in Epic Mahabharata is an apt example of Inner strength – after being humiliated by Duryodhana – she never tried to commit suicide. In today’s context, such a case would have led to suicide as we come across such cases in our day-to-day life – which indicates that such persons lack Inner Strength.

Most of the time due to financial crisis, one is not able to study and parents find it difficult to have means to meet both ends. However, with their inner strength, they are able to face the situation .In our society plethora of such examples is there. All these fellows have tremendous inner strength, which helps them to face the situation and discourage them from breakdown .Similarly in day-to-day life every now and then, whether in office or at home or in society – we encounter situation where the need for inner strength is felt. One who has it – finds courage to face the situation.

Advantages of Inner Strength (IS) are listed below:


  • Mental Developement.
  • Enhances capacity to fight against odds.
  • Helps in aligning inner strengths.
  • Enhances composure .
  • Enhances reaction time.

Extrinsic benefits

  • Increase in Success rate.
  • Helps in acquiring confidence.
  • Helps in developing patience.
  • Increase in tolerance limit.


  • Better health and appearance.
  • Reduces breaking down condition.

Intrinsic benefits

  • Develops Internal Inspiration.
  • One bounces back faster.
  • Conviction to fight against odds.
  • IS is the force of the soul or internal on which he /she fights against circumstances. It can be felt not seen.

  • Its limit determines success in the life. Higher the limit of

  • IS higher the success.

  • Is independent of physical structure, but definitely related to mental development. Person having higher limit of IS have better mental strength.

  • IS is power of soul – which is invisible.

  • IS develops one’s capacity to fight against stress – thus less stressful conditions.

  • IS develops internal inspiration – which automatically surges inside whenever such situations arise.

  • IS helps in alignment of internal strengths to fight problem.

  • Requirement of inner strength is needed when problem pounce on us. When bad time is experienced – one has two options either, break or make. Most of the people after some time start breaking – this is the time when inner strength is required so that one does not fall prey to the circumstances and is able to overcome the period.

  • IS helps in acquiring more confidence and patience

  • IS Helps to acquire better appearance and health

  • IS gives you conviction to fight against odds.

  • IS reduces chances of breakdown.

Techniques to Develop Inner Strength (IS): Some of the techniques based on the experiences are given below:

1) Fight with circumstances: One of the essential requirements is to develop a tendency to fight with the circumstances; generally, one succumbs to the pressures and surrenders. Whenever some negative event takes place it exerts negative pressure inside the human being.. Some of us are able to sustain it due to inner strength, whereas some of us are not able to take it. Here lies are the difference. The person having more IS can fight better and have more successful moments in life as compared to others. So

Whenever negative event take place, prepare your self mentally to fight it
    • Close your eyes and hold your fist – develop courage to fight it .
    • Take long breaths – it would charge you by inhalation of more oxygen.
    • Mind it this the moment of decision which makes you a man of Success

2) Gradual development: It is not an affair of one day; inner strength can be developed gradually after practice. A weak heart, which cannot withstand untoward condition and is not able to cope with it, has to decide on the need of inner strength and develop it gradually.

    • First one needs to decide that IS has to be developed;
    • It is an inner commitment to self.
    • In fact, one needs to hear the inner voice of self.
    • Whenever such circumstances occur, it is better to accept the conditions as it is and develop a spirit to face it.

First time it might be difficult but gradually you will find that you have developed inner strength to fight against odds and when ever such circumstances are cropping up, you are ready to face it.

3) Develop tolerance Tolerance is the key to success: You might have experienced that in case of adverse situation, you react immediately in a belligerent manner and get angry which :
    •Increases anxiety and Mental disturbance

So at this point of time , it is better to be tolerant .Tolerance has different meaning in the dictionary but the word being used is meant for “Power to absorb “, “Endurance “ or Resilience , which is required to be developed in present age of living.. Some time you encounter such situations, which are equivalent to swallowing poison, and when one is able to achieve it – he develops tremendous inner strength. Again, it is a gradual progress, which may take some years. Later, if somebody tries to provoke you with insults – you may not react to that situation and handle it coolly. Net effect is you are not losing your calm and peace.

4) Synergize all energy sources: In order to fight against the odd circumstances, it is essential to have all the energy sources synergized. Different energy sources are mental, inner-self., physical etc. One important aspect is this that the inner strength is less dependent upon the physical strength. Some time you might have seen that the person having strength that is more physical and breaking down in indifferent circumstances. 

5) Do meditation: It is the key to success or developing inner strength (IS). Sit quietly at any place.

    •Close your eyes for 5-10 minutes.
    •Observe the inner processes.
    •Anxiety of mind would not allow you to sit.
    •Do not get bothered – thoughts will come and go.
    •After some time you would find, change in mental set up.
    •Reaction time shall increase
    •You would find yourself cooler than earlier.
    •Ultimately, increase in inner strength.

Readers are requested to follow these techniques in developing Inner strength, face the world with more confidence, and get success in life. Mind it, it is you and you only, who are responsible for all good and bad from the life. So build more and more inner strength (IS) and face this indifferent world.

"Success is where preparation and opportunity meet." – Bobby Unser, racecar driver

Future Forecast: October 2005

Auspicious Days: 2,7,9,16,18,19,24,25,30 October

Leadership related issues should be dealt with dexterity; Take care while dealing with others; Frequent anger shall not be appreciated; Difference of opinion may take place with life partner: Property related issues might crop up.

Different thought brewing in the mind shall disturb you ;Change of place is indicated; Investment in the share market shall fetch you good money; Health of the life partner need proper care ;Visit to hospital is also likely .

Financial crisis is likely to take place; Health relate discus related to life partner shall; bother you; Impediments shall occur on different account; Influence shall enhance in profession; Differences are likely to occur with some of the kith and kin.

Some of the courageous action shall fetch you name and fame; Opposition shall be defeated; Victory over them is indicated; Health and profession of younger shall be a cause of concern; Liberal tendencies need restraint;

Investments are to do after a proper thought ; More authorities shall be vested on you ; Health of father shall be a cause of concern; Short journeys are indicated; Later half of month shall have experience of bad health of life partner ; Take care of your working style – may attract criticism .

Actions to lead luxurious life shall be taken; eye related diseases shall take you to hospital; Financial issues are required to be dealt with care Health of life partner shall because of concern ; Be vigilant about mental agitation ..

Different activities shall progress with snail pace ;Partnership businesses hall experience losses ;Mental instability shall have adverse impact on taking decisions ;Up and downs are indicated in profession; Efforts for higher education shall be done ;Opposition shall not be able to do much harm.

Inflow of money is indicated from different sources; General harmony shall prevail at home; Good news shall be received from children front; new ventures shall be undertaken –which will have successes; in totality, the month shall be beneficial.

Enhancement of influence in professional life; Superiors shall extend support; Name and fame shall be there in society; Some particular work shall fetch you success, however children shall give you some worry; Property relates issues needed to be sorted out carefully .

Difference of opinion shall be with superiors; enhancement of fame and prestige in the society; Health of mother shall be a cause of concern; Journeys are not so beneficial; Property related issues shall take your time.

Loss of money is indicated; Avoid friendship with unknown person – better weigh pros and cons; relationship with life partner and health need to be taken care of; Careers of younger shall be a cause of concern.

Duality in mind shall be detrimental to take any decisions; Difference with partners are indicated in business; Dealing with life partner shall need some care; Journeys shall not be so beneficial; Keep your self in high morals .

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