Courage is a Choice

possibilitiesCourage is a choice. It is available to all of us not just a select few. Courage begins with the desire to want something different in your life, something more. Courage often comes when we get tired of being beaten down and are ready to rise up and claim the powerful being that we are.

In every moment you have the right, the power, the choice to be courageous or weak. Sometimes courage is not bold or loud or executable. Sometimes courage is quiet and graceful and still. Courage is not always the bull in the China shop, but the mouse in the corner watching and waiting.

Courage comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s a word, a look or the way you hold yourself. Sometimes it is the unspoken words or the action left undone.

It is easy to let ego overpower you and run rampant with your words and actions. It takes courage and grace to pause and take a deep breath and then proceed with thought and loving intention.

Courage is always about YOU. It is never about what has happened.

Be courageous for yourself. Live your life with integrity and honor. One way to do that is by being diligent with affirmations. I like to post affirmations all over my house: the computer, bathroom mirrors, kitchen cupboards, even the car. Affirmations help keep our vibration high and help us to stay aligned with our soul.

Say each thought lovingly to yourself three times daily and watch magical things begin to happen in your life:

1.  I am a brave and valiant warrior.
2.  I boldly go in the direction of my dreams.
3.  I move through my fears allowing my courage to blossom.

Another way to act more courageously in your life is to always ask yourself,

“Does this thought, word or deed bring me closer to being a courageous person, or further away from that?”

When we live with intention we can create an amazing, powerful life filled with many courageous and fulfilling experiences.

Expand your awareness with wonderful words:

plucky \PLUHK-ee\, adjective:

Having or showing pluck or courage; brave. (source: www.dictionary.com)

What’s the difference between courageous people and weak people?  Weak people allow their fear to hold them back or keep them frozen where they are. Courageous people embrace their fear and keep moving forward.  To be plucky or not to be plucky, that is the question.  I don’t know about you but I’m going to hop, skip & jump my way through life as a plucky kinda gal.  And I am going to have fun doing it too!!

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