What is Courage?

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger,

misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good;

that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding

and that there is always tomorrow. – Dorothy Thompson

Some days I find myself aggravated with how things are going in my life.  And some days, I simply melt into the flow of my life without worry.  Does this happen to you?  Lately I’m finding inner peace within the confines of my thinking and expanding it outward in spherical circles.  It’s as if the Universe/Spirit/God is laying breadcrumbs of courage, of knowledge and of a-ha moments for me to find on my life path.  And it’s most certainly interesting, exciting and perhaps even shall I say, titillating!

I feel like I’m on fire ~ for what ~ I don’t exactly know.  But I don’t think I need to know yet, I think it’s still in pre-launch mode.  Launching 2014, laying the groundwork for the year ahead, going with the flow of where life will take me on this special journey.

Do you feel it too?  Can you get quiet and just be for a bit?  Live in the present moment as Eckhart Tolle reminds us to do…to find the gifts/presents in being present?  When I find that I am getting aggravated, I simply say, ‘present, presence’ as a gentle reminder for myself.  I could perseverate on the past, on conversations spoken, on deeds that are done and over-with, on the woulda coulda shouldas that have caused me pain.   I could pursue ‘what if’s’ for my future, planning, controlling, being obstinate with how I feel things should go.  Instead, I quietly turn my monkey brain around and just utter, ‘present, presence’ quietly and things just seem to not matter.

I’m not saying I don’t have long-term plans in place nor goals because I do.  I’ve imagined what I’d like for my life to look like this year and I’m ready to create something big!  But I’m also taking baby steps and allowing that red carpet ahead of me to roll out and help me on my way!

So do you have courage?  Can you remember that there’s a tomorrow?

Can you find the presence within?

Shine On!

xo

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10 thoughts on “What is Courage?

  1. I am so with you! 2014 will be a year of miracles and I am so ready to embrace them all – no matter what form they take in my life! It really is “all good.”

  2. Just got home from visiting with the Cs… Had to remind myself a 1/2 dozen times to just live in the present moment… I cannot predict tomorrow or change yesterday.

  3. Wonderful perspective on life. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that say’s ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’ Mary Anne Radmacher

  4. When I think of courage I always think about the lion and the lamb. There is a beautiful painting of a lion laying next to a lamb…I love the power
    and protectiveness of the lion and the peacefulness and trust of the lamb. Perfect combination of courage…..power, protection, peace and trust. Beautiful post today, xo!

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