Where Does It Begin?
And in the midst of our life blueprint, we encounter pain, loss, disappointment, frustration, and betrayal. Every day we are asked, “So how would you like to respond to this?” The learning curve is often higher than we imagined it could be.
The Value of Fear
Fear signals that we need safety; we need a refuse in the risk, the loss, the storm. And finding safety means accessing courage.
Courage is Not the Absence of Fear
The Essential Ingredient to Activate Courage
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the think which you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Courage requires trust. Trust in yourself, in the life process, trust in a higher wisdom, trust in those from whom you receive support, encouragement, insight, and guidance.
“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security I the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” Alan Cohen
“To the brave and brokenhearted who have taught us how to rise after a fall: your courage is contagious.” Brene’ Brown
One final consideration –
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
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