sᴜᴘᴇʀᴍᴀɴ ɪs ɴᴏᴛ ʙʀᴀᴠᴇ. ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ'ᴛ ʙᴇ ʙʀᴀᴠᴇ ɪғ ʏᴏᴜ'ʀᴇ ɪɴᴅᴇsᴛʀᴜᴄᴛɪʙʟᴇ. ɪᴛ's ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴅᴀʏ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ʟɪᴋᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀɴᴅ ᴍᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴀʀᴇ ʙʀᴀᴠᴇ, ᴋɴᴏᴡɪɴɢ ᴡᴇ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴇᴀsɪʟʏ ʙᴇ ᴅᴇғᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʙᴜᴛ sᴛɪʟʟ ᴄᴏɴᴛɪɴᴜᴇ ғᴏʀᴡᴀʀᴅ. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Batman doesn't have any superhuman powers like Superman. That forces him to be more intelligent. Batman must anticipate the actions of foes much more than Superman. It is also extraordinary that Batman is able to leverage his human abilities to "superhero" status.
The Dark Knight has to face adversity and overcome it. That makes him more relatable, and subsequently more trustworthy. He puts everything into a cause he has vowed to uphold since childhood. He stands for justice and freedom.
The Caped Crusader is someone who can achieve great things, not because he was born that way, but because he has paid his dues in the journey we call life. He is someone who doesn’t pretend he can give people the world when he can’t; but who can give them what they want, because he has developed that ability through skill and determination.
The Watchful Protector is the Master Detective. He worked and learned to be everything he is, while Clark Kent was born with everything handed to him. To show what humanity can achieve with work and dedication, the Silent Guardian sets the example, to face the impossible as a challenge and a duty.
ᴘᴀɪɴ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇs ᴀ ᴍᴀɴ ɪɴsɪᴅᴇ. ɪᴛ ᴀᴍᴘʟɪғɪᴇs ʜɪs ᴅᴀʀᴋᴇʀ sɪᴅᴇ. ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀᴘᴇ ʀɪsᴇs, ᴜɴᴄᴀɢᴇᴅ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsʜᴇs ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ᴛᴡɪsᴛᴇᴅ ʟɪғᴇ; ᴡɪᴛʜ ʙɪᴛᴛᴇʀ ʀᴀɢᴇ ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ғʟɪɢʜᴛ ɪɴᴛᴏ ʙʟᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴀsʜʏ sᴋɪᴇs ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ɴɪɢʜᴛ. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ➖➖ This is a cruel world. A known fact which almost every soul is aware of. We will all be exposed to many blessings, but hardships and pain are inevitable; so be prepared to face the darkness after light. The causes of sorrow can be many, but what we do in response makes us who we are.
Batman has studied psychology. It was no accident that he created a persona that terrifies criminals, he knows what makes people tick. It's one of his tools, and just as fundamental to being Batman as the utility belt is. He knows what makes him tick too. All his motivation has been amplified by pain and struggle.
He doesn't let go of the fear, pain and rage because it's his edge. It's what motivates him. How many times has he limped and dragged himself to victory when he should have laid down and died? Bitter rage taking over, he uncaged himself from this twisted life.
ғɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀʀᴋᴇsᴛ ɴɪɢʜᴛ, ʜᴏʟᴅɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ ғᴏʀ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪs ʀɪɢʜᴛ. ᴅᴏɪɴɢ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɴᴏ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ, ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴍᴇɴ sᴛɪʟʟ ᴀʀᴇ ɢᴏᴏᴅ. ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴀᴅᴏᴡs ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ʟɪɢʜᴛ, ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ғᴀᴛᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀʀᴋ ᴋɴɪɢʜᴛ. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ He fights in the dark, when all that is visible goes pitch black. He battles in the corners of the deep. In the shadows, he defeats the unjust. He brings the rightous into the light.
Some people retreat when darkness falls upon the night. Others avoid the danger; they run away in fear. Batman relishes the abyss. He finds pleasure in eliminating, annihilating and destroying criminals.
Batman didn't choose to stay in the dark. He didn't pick his fate nor does he relish in his constant need to seek justice. He was choosen from the deep, a place no man has ever been before. He was raised from the cold, dark earth to keep Gotham safe. He learned to love the dark and assimilate from it.
And we have learned to do the same in our own interior world. We fear the darkness, the shadows of our lives. We don’t want to be still and sit in the silent night of our fears, terrors; our shame and regrets; our ugliness that is as much a part of our human birthright as is our opposable thumbs and our ability to draw meaning from life. We would do almost anything to not have to spend time in the darkness of our souls.
But the shadows in our world, those moments we’re not proud of, those memories we fear because they bring a grief so overwhelming it might consume us, might eclipse forever the light of our days; those dark thoughts of despair we’ve had, those times when we failed ourselves.
In life, we must learn to sometimes put things aside. It's okay to cache, deposit or keep in reserve memories, emotions and things that bother us. It's acceptable to lay by, save, stockpile or store images, words, and feelings.
Most importantly, don't ever forget, neglect, fail or omit the important circumstances that you go through. Remember them in great detail. Life will bring you an abundance of good and bad memories, emotions, people and situations. Bury the pain. Disregard the tribulation. Ignore the discomfort. Because you will realize that those who wronged you, betrayed you and took advantage of you will one day face judgement day.
Always do your best and leave the rest to God. Always be kind to your heart. Be altruistic towards others. Be faithful and know that the All-Mighty is always watching. Do not do harm unto others even if they have harmed you.
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." #LouisLAmour ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ We all endure life changing situations. These moments may instill fear in us. They can paralyze us from moving forward. Some people may feel that they cannot tread forward. Others gradually lose control and eventually fall off. A unique few however understand the meaning behind the pain. They have faith that the loss will propel them to something greater.
It is these critical, yet important moments that define who we are and how we respond. You will eventually lose something that is important to you. It can be the end of a great friendship, the undoing of an important job, the passing away of a loving pet, being defeated in a big game, the failure of a special relationship, the deterioration of one's health, the loss of a treasured object, the death of a significant person or the demise of one's plans, hopes and dreams.
You might be feeling anxious and lost right now. If so, be reminded this day, this moment, that you are where you are because there are mysteries of life that life itself wants you to discover. Do not miss this moment. Do not run from what you’re experiencing. If you do, know it’ll show up again, somewhere, sometime, perhaps in a different operating room. But, the surgery of your soul must occur. You cannot anesthetize your way through it, either. It will be painful.
Through it, however, I know on this side of recovery, I can make you this promise, with confidence: You will find your real self, your eternal self, the point of human existence, the point of your existence. You will discover the secret to happiness, your happiness. Your new beginning.
She was never afraid of his darkness or the demons who danced in his eyes. He thought no one could ever love him if he revealed what lurks inside. He always knew he was different, how could anyone understand? But she was never fearful of his darkness or the bat within him. #BeautyAndTheBeast ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ➖➖ ➖ She remained patient, while all the others left. She remained humble, while all the others gave up. She remained understanding, while all the others judged. She understood every beat of his heart, when all the others misunderstood.
She had no fear, knowing what was hidden in his mysterious heart. Without any doubt, she loved him for who he was, a gentle soul concealed behind a raging mask, only to be discovered by the one who showed no trepidation. She never gave up. She stood tall in the face of adversity. She remained calm at the sight of tribulation.