23 Nov Courage
“Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgment that something else
is more important
When you’re driving, you can’t always see what’s coming on the road, can you?
But yet you keep moving forward.
You drive, and you trust that even when you can’t see what is ahead,
you know that there is a road,
and that road will continue moving you towards your destination.
The road curves, and you can’t see,
but you keep going.
You don’t know what is coming next,
but you trust…
You trust that this is the way…
You trust that you have the ability to navigate the road…
You trust that ultimately you’re going to get where you want to go.
Why do we lose the ability to trust the process,
once we leave the road and enter life?
I recently had a conversation with a woman that was terrified.
She said that there are unknowns in her life,
with her job and her relationship,
and she is so sacred about what is coming next.
She can’t see where the road leads,
and she doesn’t trust that she is going to be ok.
She doesn’t know what will happen tomorrow
so she wants to stop moving today.
But life doesn’t stop moving…
it can’t stop moving.
And, she is right.
Her job, her relationship, her life
IS in flux.
There are many unknowns right now,
but there is something that I know, that she doesn’t seem to believe.
She has the ability to navigate all of what is coming, with grace and ease.
She will be astounded at the magnificence of her journey,
and the growth she will have as life unfolds.
She can move through the fear that is an obstacle for her today.
In life, sometimes we don’t know what comes next.
Sometimes we don’t know where things are going.
And, you know what?
How do you view fear?
What does courage mean to you?
How much faith do you have
in your ability to keep moving,
even when the road curves?