Be Courageous

Insight from the Dalai Lama: Friday, July 10, 2020. “I learned that courage was not an absence of fear, but the triumph over it, I felt fear more times than I can remember, but I hid it behind a mask of boldness.”

Facing the object of my fear is easy. Once I feel the fear. When anxiety strikes, there is nothing to do. But it is all part of the complexity in this struggle to be.

Sometimes, I must use my courage to face my fear, straight in front of me.

I must do what I am afraid to do.

Peace, calm, quietness, and stillness, I gently turn to face my fear (whatever I must do, I do it.)

It is like an important decision I do again and again.

At times it is nothing, but the anxiety is strong. I feel it. But I gently, let it go and return to the task at hand, be it overcoming my anxiety or fear. Or my other obstacles in my path.

But sometimes it comes with an after glow of accomplishment: pride, satisfaction, excitement, joy….

I let them go too.

Peace, calm, quiet, stillness,

Another day, well worth doing, ‘live to the fullest!’

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