“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” – Aristotle
Being courageous is not allowing our limiting beliefs stop us from accomplishing what we want. It’s about following through with difficult procedures, tasks or dreams when everyone and everything around us says it’s impossible to do.
If Courage is a flower desire is the water that helps it to grow.
One cannot have courage apart from desire. The fire fighter rushes into the building to rescue someone with great courage only because he has the desire to help others. The desire to help is the very thing that gives him such great courage. The teenager that tries out for a role in the high school musical has the desire to entertain others. The student that studies medicine has the desire to heal people. Might this be an example of the awesome universal connection that is available to every living being? One apart from the other will fail.
Is the humble willingness of a person to open their heart to accept and ask for assistance from God what gives a Hero the amazing sometimes super human strength and desire to both endure and react heroically?
There are many places within the Bible that state “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”
What if a very simple silent prayer for Divine help is all we need to fill our heart with both desire and courage.
The Immenseness of our universe is both unimaginable and magical. Simply take a moment to admire the stars on a clear night. Quiet your thoughts and simply be still in the moment. One persons’ physical presence seems so incredibly small and insignificant under the vast sky.
However if a person opens their heart and mind and asks for wisdom and guidance from the very maker of the stars the significance and potential increase immensely as a beautiful Divine light of desire and courage will glow from within. Might it be this connection, the companionship of human and divine that leads us to an unimaginable coexistence filled with joy, love, wisdom and peace?
Every day we are faced with situations that require courage. Some may be mild and others can be devastatingly harsh. Planning ahead and thinking through how we can possibly respond may be helpful in reducing stress and increasing courage, but most importantly always keeping your heart and mind open to and listening for the whisper of Divine guidance from within will give us the courage we need to stand up for what is right and just and possess the confidence to respond in a brave and compassionate manner.
With respect, hope, joy, and love,