Of fear and courage

“I can feel two ways at the same time: fear and courage…”

I read this today at The English Professor at Large and like most things that are true, it just struck a cord. Although the author used it to describe herself, I would like to apply this to something more general. Being afraid to do something, but still doing it is true courage, thus feeling fear and courage at the same time is quite a glorious thing! As our former president Nelson Mandela put it:

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

May we always remember this.

courage

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So....I really believe that I’m not the only person feeling this way. Like Lucius Annaeus Seneca  put it: "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable." And that's exactly my problem...I have no idea where I want to be. I’m content in the moment, but is constantly restless about the future. I have too much of a hunger for success and fulfillment to just leave it there, but never in my life have I had a clear picture of where I want to be. Therefore I want to make life about the journey. I want to appreciate life for what it is, and not let the small things pass me by without noticing them. For the "where do I want to be?"...maybe I will find out along the way.
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One Response to Of fear and courage

  1. I hate what verbal abuse does to kids. Good image.

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