22-281 Courage

Today’s Mandala

“I learned that courage
was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave [person] is not [one]
who does not feel afraid,
but [one] who conquers that fear.”

— Nelson Mandela

“Courage starts with showing up
and letting ourselves be seen.”

Brené Brown

“Where your fear is,
there is your task.”

— Carl Jung

Today’s MotD reminds us that we have the courage (and strength) it takes to move through our fears and go after our dreams (goals). The reality is that fear is just a thought that tries to convince us that we can’t handle whatever it is we’re wanting to do or be. Our fears are just trying to keep us safe, so anything beyond our normal routine triggers them. We could think of them as frightened toddlers and talk to them as such. The way we would try to calm their fears would be a way we could try to calm our fears.

Our challenge becomes remembering all the times we moved forward into the unknown and came out of it in varying degrees of “fine” (utter failure but still alive -> highly successful and ready to go higher). We’ve done it before, we can do it again. We can handle it.

For some inspiration on how to be brave, check out this page by BetterUp.com


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this and a “shimmer” view:


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