Gain the Strength to Quietly Endure Anything

The strength I’m looking for isn’t the type where you win or lose. I’m not after a wall that’ll repel power coming from outside. What I want is the kind of strength to be able to absorb that kind of power, to stand up to it. The strength to quietly endure things – unfairness, misfortunes, sadness, mistakes, misunderstandings.
― Haruki Murakami