Saturday, 18 June 2016

Courage

Courage is doing what is right for you when no-one else thinks it is!!

So step outside your comfort zone, give it a try.....don't wonder "what if?"

Sometimes suffering brings us the freedom and confidence to make bold choices about how we want to live the rest of our lives.

Believe in the power of your spirit.

Difficult journeys can offer us the chance to learn that we are loved and cared about.

I count myself fortunate to have had this chance to know so clearly and so strongly.

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
~~ Confucious



June 2016  - Sydney Opera House lit up for Vivid 2016.  Best Vivid Sydney to date!

13 comments:

Christine said...

This post is very inspiring for me today Peggy, I am feeling a bit down and tired from a bit of a cold this week.

Mike Smith said...

One always has self-respect. No matter what they take away from you - that's yours for keeps.

miruspeg said...

@Christine - Pleased the post helped your situation. When we are sick it is difficult to be cheery and optimistic. Sending healing light your way. xxxx

@Mike - Well said my friend. Self-respect and self-esteem are different. Self-esteem comes from how we think and feel about our-self. Self-respect comes from what we do.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've been outside my comfort zone many times. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. But you never know til you try!

bill lisleman said...

Failure is a great teacher but you do need to have the right attitude when it occurs. It's been said in the engineering world that if the projects/developments don't have some failures then your team is not trying hard enough to advance the task/product.

miruspeg said...

@Debra - I like your attitude my friend! Keep shining xxxx

@Bill - How interesting about the engineering world's projects. You are a mountain of information Bill, so pleased we are blog friends. xxx

BeautifulSky said...

Inspiring words. There are no failures only learning experiences! On the theme of courage, I do sometimes wonder whether it is a quality or rather a circumstance. What I mean is that sometimes you have no choice but to be brave - because the alternative is so dire. Is courage always a choice? George Michael touches on this thought in his beautiful song 'You Have Been Loved', with the words "And what we have to learn we rarely choose." I'm glad you keep writing your blog Peggy! xxx

Marja said...

Just what I needed to hear today to go, sometimes we just have to trust in the power of the spirit indeed and follow our intuition. Wise words Peggy.
Arohanui :)

miruspeg said...

@BeautifulSky - Thanks for leaving a thoughtful comment Celia. Choice is an interesting observation regarding courage and being brave, circumstances would definitely come into play I feel.
Another thought - is desire more important than courage? If you want it bad enough. If you hunger for it, desire it, covet it. You’ll make it happen.
I haven't hear that George Michael song-just played it - very sensual.

@Marja - I am a huge believer in the power of the spirit and following our intuition. That still, small voice, more of a feeling than a voice - a whispery sensation that pulsates just beneath the surface of our being. All animals have it. We're the only creatures that deny and ignore it.
Take care xxxx

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love your definition of courage...thank you for this post (one which I needed to read).


miruspeg said...

@Optimistic Existentialist - Hello Keith, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am enjoying reading your blog, I feel we are both on the same page.
Best wishes xxx

Haddock said...

Like Christine said - very inspiring post.

Good and plenty said...

Inspiration, thy name is Peggy. Thank you.