Courage is one of those BIG words...
Now, this is not glamorous, it is not sexy or fashionable and it is not always fun. We may never be noticed, we may never look heroic. There probably won’t be any statues of us in the town square showing off our square determined jaw and our warrior stance in the face of peril, and that is the truth of courage. It is a gift for us and us alone to use in a life lived fully and consciously in alignment with our soul’s path. It is not a badge of honour for a select few, it is not our name in an elite roll call of extraordinary people. It is instead, the loving mother rising wearily at 3am to tend to a sick child’s moans. It is the father coming home late, cold and hungry and depleted from two jobs that allows his family to eat, to be sheltered, to be warm. It is the friend that answers the desperate call for help at midnight and goes into action. It is you and I whenever we stand in our truth despite the fear that might cause in the face of hostility. It is you and I, alone and unseen, authentically showing up in each moment to embrace our life as fully as we can.
From the Heart
~ Raven's Sacred Voice
EX CORDE, ANIMO
"From the heart, courage."
- Raven's Sacred Voice -
An Important Part of a Fulfilling Life
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~ Randall Corley
There’s no arguing that life can be very difficult at times. That’s why courage is such an important part of a fulfilling life. When you have courage, you are able to propel yourself forward, even when things go wrong or your journey becomes difficult. This is an attribute that will not only help you get the job done, but also give you fuel to put in extra effort and keep your sights high.
The amount of courage you possess affects every imaginable aspect of your life. If you feel you lack courage, confidence is something you will want to work on straight up. It might appear that some people are simply born confident, but keep in mind that the human mind is a wonderful tool that is also quite changeable.
With little effort, courage is a trait that once put in practice will grow into a daily habit that soon becomes a natural part of your personality. People will enjoy your company more as well, once you have gained greater self-confidence. Courage itself may seem like a single trait, but in order to fully understand its implications, it helps to break it down into several sub-strengths all of which deserve close, individual attention. You may have a decent amount of confidence for example, yet still fail to reach your full potential if you lack in one or two of these sub-strengths.
Familiarize yourself with each of these to evaluate exactly where you need improvement. Growth cannot occur if you fail to see its importance. As in developing any strength, journaling your progress will help you stay motivated by pointing out events where you might have been a little too weak and others that you seemed to bulldoze through with seeming ease.
Here are the main strengths of courage:
Courage is something which resides deep in our spirit. It is the essential tool needed to propel us through fear, which resides in EGO. Without courage we would never be able to overcome our fears and expand our beings. In my opinion, fear was created within our minds millions of years ago to protect us as individuals. Fear is a protective mechanism designed for survival. Courage is beyond ancient and counteracts fear. If a human wants to break through the boundaries of fear based consciousness, they must have the courage to have faith that everything in this dimension is beautiful and perfect. Fear keeps us separate from each other. Courage helps us through the difficult experience that leads us to the understanding that we are all one.
<3 Courage to Love <3
"BE curious, not furious!" Dr Dan of The Virtues Project says. True courage is humble, honest and wise. True courage is used every day.
Finding the inner strength to face the difficulties of life and developing the courage to be our self is what will help us live our balance. Defend what you believe in and what is right for your community, family and yourself. Act on positive choices and hold conviction in your decisions and know that facing fears allows us to live our life in a whole new way.
We are in a time of huge Awakening and as we shift and grow, we are in a chaotic time. No matter what is happening in your life, let's focus on love. Find any way to love your way through it. It will take courage like you have never known. The kind of courage that you might have to reach deep into your boots to find. It's there and it's yours to pull up like an extra skin -;o) and in essence, it is.
Have courage to shine with 100% pure love & light ~ esp in dark times.