What does courage mean to you? Do you believe that only heroes have courage? Have you had moments in your life when you truly need courage? All of these are great questions! Let us start with the definition of courage; 1. The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. 2. Obsolete. The heart as the source of emotion. So by the first definition it is a quality to possess and by the second definition it is being connected to your heart. I believe we all have courage no matter what we face in life. Sometimes it is difficult just to get through the day because of all the things we are dealing with, isn’t that courage?
To rise above a situation or events that are happening in your life; that takes courage. To follow your heart when the rest of the world tells you no; that takes courage. For me the moments that take the most courage are those when you need to stand up for what you believe in regardless of what others think. Are you able to do that?
For me courage does come from connecting to your heart and often we hear that someone is courageous when they go above and beyond because they feel strongly that this is the right thing to do. You never hear courage described with someone negative, it is always going above & beyond.
So how do you connect to your heart to tap into your courage? For me it is by quieting the mind and becoming self-aware, knowing who you truly are and standing up for what you believe in. The processes of getting to know yourself is a difficult one and I am not one of those that believes there is a ‘quick fix’. You need to take time to reflect on yourself, what you have been through and who you truly are. I guarantee the time you take will be paid back 100 fold. To know one’s self is the greatest gift we can give to the world. Find the time to be comfortable in your skin and learn what courage truly is. By doing this you will not only change yourself you will change the world!!
Till next time,
Quote of the day: “The courage to stand up for what you believe in regardless of what the rest of the world thinks, is the greatest courage you can ever show!”