Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Courage = (insert thoughts here)

Sometimes it looks like dogmatic stubbornness.
Sometimes it looks like bravery.
Sometimes it looks like martyrdom.
Sometimes it looks like doing the impossible.
Sometimes it looks like love: of self or others.
Sometimes it looks like naïveté.
Sometimes it looks like doing it alone.
Sometimes it looks like doing it together.
Sometimes it looks like elegance and poise.
Sometimes it looks like snot and tears and sweat.
Sometimes it looks like doing it ”in spite of…”
Sometimes it looks like alienation.
Sometimes it looks like risk.
Sometimes it looks like tender vulnerability.
Sometimes it looks like breaking through.
Sometimes it looks like stoicism.
Sometimes it looks like pacifism.
Sometimes it looks like rebellion.
Sometimes it looks like relentless compassion.
Sometimes it looks like cutting something loose.
Sometimes it looks like forgiveness.
Sometimes it looks like admitting defeat.
Sometimes it looks like uncompromising integrity.
Sometimes it looks like stopping.
Sometimes it looks like starting.
Sometimes it looks like power.
Sometimes it looks like weakness.
Sometimes it looks like blind faith.



This gorgeous set of words leapt out at me today as I perused Your Courageous Life.  It was a tough day today. Being sick is never fun, and often lying in bed can be hmmm, well not the best thing! Lying in bed is when my mind gets busy making lists, Lists of Overwhelm I sometimes call them ;) 


They're the list of reasons I'm not good enough. Or the list of things I've yet to achieve. The list of things to do, debt to pay off, friends I've been trying to catch up with but haven't, reasons I'm here instead of there (wherever that is).


So this evening, I take a moment and look at the world through a different lens.


Take care friends xo


Serenity, courage & wisdom be mine! 

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