Courage

December 9, 2008

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Courage is knowing the necessity of a thing.

So courage comes from facing reality.

Your strength comes from seeing the obstacle and reaching within for resolve.

Without the fear of failure your attention is not focused.

You need the danger to chastise you; to hold your interest, and to give the extra effort that completes you.

The extra effort is also you, but it needs to be stirred from reserves.

Wishful thinking is but a fool’s way of gaining courage.

Bravery in fantasy, a cloistered virtue.

Telling people how they should live their lives when your own is a mess, playing devil’s advocate without having an original idea, these are all the occupations of cowards. And sometimes fools as well.

What matter if in your fantasy you picture yourself king, benevolent dictator, hero, and victor if in reality you cower at the approach of fools and cannot stand up for yourself in easy conversation?

The difference between such fantasy and rousing your courage from slumber is comparing escaping with being alive.

Anxiety is not for paralysis but preparation.

Life is for living, not discussing endlessly.

The unanalyzed life may not be worth living, but the unlived life is surely not worth analyzing.

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I am always at the beginning of discovering

something wonderful about myself.

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12 Responses to “Courage”

  1. Lex Says:

    and you are one strong woman of God, full of courage. Hope you are alright. miss ya x

    Thanks for your reassurance, Lex.
    I’m OK. I’m a survivor. πŸ˜‰


  2. Courage is the ability to stand up for what you believe in.

    You’re right, Giddy Tigress. πŸ™‚

  3. Trinity Says:

    I need some courage… *growl*

    With faith, you’ll have courage, Trinity. πŸ˜‰

  4. mistipurple Says:

    courage brings injustice sometimes, but that’s another thing altogether.

    I know what you mean, Misti.

  5. endroo G Says:

    Merry Christmas……….

    Thanks, Endroo.

    A Blessed Christmas to you & Szer. πŸ™‚

  6. anjali* Says:

    And I am looking forward to discovering a totally new life from 21 Dec onwards! Yay! πŸ™‚

    And I wish you the very best, Anjali. πŸ™‚

    God Bless & take care always. *hugs*

  7. yhen Says:

    ohh wow… its like taking the risk! gudluck for all of us! πŸ˜‰

    Hahaha!!! Isn’t living life a risk, Yhen??? πŸ˜›

  8. desmond-t Says:

    Today your blog inspired my life… to be courageous and to be self esteemed.

    very nice.

    seasons greetings to you!

    Welcome, Desmond-T. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for your very kind compliments. I’m very glad to know that you’ve benefited from the post. πŸ˜‰

    Have a Blessed Christmas. πŸ˜€

  9. kyh Says:

    Courage is something that those heartless terrorists lack.

    Their supporters would disagree with you, Kyh.


  10. I’ll try again today, Jemima dear. I was actually thinking about second chances and how not to let our lives just go by yesterday night, on the way back from the airport.

    I’m almost 30, almost half my life gone and there is still much I want to do that I haven’t done yet. I will try again, today.

    Thanks!

    *hugs*

    Kenny, regardless of whether you’re 5 or 30 or 95, LIVE & LEARN & PASS IT ON. πŸ™‚

    Personally, I feel that we still have a lot to learn & with courage we are able to…

    All the best & taking second chances is better than having none. πŸ˜‰

    *hugs*

  11. Kyels Says:

    It is not wrong to possess courage but to use it for a different purpose may turn the tables.

    πŸ˜‰

    Kyels, as Misti said that’s another thing altogether. πŸ˜‰

  12. northerntribe Says:

    Hey there sister. Courage doesn’t always mean that we aren’t trembling in our boots! Some of the most courageous people I know do the right thing even in spite of the way it makes them feel. This is the very essence of faith, believing in what we cannot see or hear, and sometimes even feel.

    C.S. Lewis said that “Faith is the art of holding on to what we once saw so clearly, in spite of our changing moods.”

    Lord bless you!

    Thanks, Notherntribe. πŸ™‚

    God bless you too.


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