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In this particular day and time, it is having the courage to see self care as a necessary act and not a self indulgent act.
As I can become more comfortable with who I am I can be more who I am.
Letting go and choosing to be kind takes a great deal of self-discipline and strength. Being kind is not always easy when you are dealing with rude people. Kindness is a sign of a person who has done a lot of personal work and has come to some self-understanding. Those are not all my words but this is my awareness.
Choosing to be kind is an act of strength and courage. Some think being kind is a sign of weakness, that is a big mistake.
A mentor once told me that the meek do not inherit the earth and slapped her hand down on the table, well I beg to differ. Being meek is misunderstood, it is humility, open mindedness, being teachable and willing.
I had the sense to step out of the way of a freight train about to run me over, but I have not gone anywhere. Did I need to derail that train that was about to hit a wall, I certainly could. Would I not be contributing to the wreck and cause more injury along the way?
It takes courage to stand your ground and do no harm. I am being led by others back to the way of a gentle heart. I want a gentle life and I will have it, but not at the expense of others.
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I am using the gift of courage to little bit by little bit let go of my core identity I held onto for many years i.e. by only feeling of value when trying to create calm out of chaos! Needless to say chaos was a necessity! 😅 I am now courageously learning little by little how to enjoy peacefulness, calmness without falsely believing it is boredom!
For me getting old brought fear. Seeing how a number of collegues and friends are sick or passed on, the idea of me now living in the last quarter of my life was frightening. Since then I have changed my perpective and have become more spiritual with the belief that things don’t just end after death. We are energy, part of the universe. I will be at a good place. I now start every day with meditation and prayer. This has brought me the courage to be grounded and enjoy every day as if it’s the last.
You may enjoy the book THE INNNER WORK OF AGE.
Hi Devy that is a really lovely and inspiring share… Thank you 💕🙏
By letting go of the crutches I hold onto and experiencing the unknown which can be scary at first
Letting go often requires courage. Whether it is letting go of the little things like well worn routines or something big like stepping into the abyss, courage is necessary. The internal dialogues can be loud and persistent along the way, but I have learned to just politely ask them to please be quiet.
Courage has looked differently to me as of lately. I have made many excuses in the past, to not address or express my feelings on a topic. I would emotionally silence myself in such a way, that it became my “normal”. My perspective is now shifting. I am gaining courage little by little, and it is providing me with added self-confidence, and self-esteem.
Courage helps release fear after I act and move forward to experience what I fear and learn slowly how to stay calm.
It takes courage to enter the aging journey. We must not give up taking the right actions, doing important things that matter to us, and loving what we have in the moment. The hurdles are many, and the aches and pains come, go, and some stay. But we must never forget the gift of life itself and how precious it is. Nothing is perfect, so there will always be joy and sorrow. Take courage in this life journey and cherish the moments—all of them. 🌺💜🌸
Thank you Lee Ann for your lovely share 🌼
This question feels very apt today. Despite being ill and having constant extreme fatigue I have had to find the courage to stand up to someone who was manipulating me. I have had to gently but firmly (because she is ill too) extricate this person from my life. I am now exhausted but I have done what was right for my own well-being.
That sounds so difficult. I’m glad you feel better for having gotten through it and moving forward.
Courage isn’t always about big, bold things. Often our courageous acts are known only to ourselves, private and unseen by others.
One of my favorite quotes by Mary Ann Radmacher:
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. ‘“
Courage emboldens me to speak up. To tell the truth even if the truth isn’t very pretty. And not just to others, but to myself.
Sometimes, I don’t feel that it’s “courage” exactly, but just the determination to keep trying new things, get out of my comfort zone, keep learning, keep knocking on doors.
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