SISU is a Finnish term, meaning strength, perseverance and resilience. Could be taken as similar in meaning to the English saying, ‘Just do it.’ There is a taste of stoicism within the word, something that the greek used to promote and teach as the best way to lead one’s life. Specially in the midst of adversity times would be this be the optimal concept, but only if duly applied. SISU is not often used in other countries but it embraces completely my own life. Enduring changes, adapting, moving between countries and finding always a dwelling wherever life took me.
Reflects probably both the harsh and rough side of life and one’s resilience as well as the determination and perseverance one is willing to pursue to achieve goals. Personally, I agree on a good combination of both sides, though the latter is key. Courage, bravery, are certainly virtues to seek upon and embrace !
SISU is definitely not the only term one may use in their own particular way. The danish have their own ‘Hygge‘ term which is more used to apply for cozyness, familiarity, but indeed not easy to find the specific translation.
By exposing your self to new places, we do not only get new energies but we get to know ourselves better on the way. Journeys of the soul into the unknown. Our planet has a wide spectrum of memorable spots !
Walking in nature are a blessing in disguise. While we stroll around, we may intentionally make a communion moment with mother Earth and obtain the benefits of its generous hand.
Many times the journey can be experienced by means of art, of poetry, of words and all of it remaining powerful for the heart and meaningful for the soul.
“The purpose of life is not to only be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well”Ralph Waldo Emerson