Monday, May 31, 2010

Remembering Courage in Daily Life

On Memorial Day we remember the courage of those who left the safety of their homes and faced the horrors of war so that we might engage the simple pleasures of living in peace. Today, I'm honoring their sacrifice by remembering the courage it takes to live each day with wisdom, creativity and humor. A few of the following courageous acts in daily life I'm remembering are:

• the courage it takes to offer your life to a force greater than your personal fears and limitations.

• the courage it takes to simply look into the eyes of another, receive that life, and acknowledge our unity.

• the courage of opening to the spacious now containing & continuing through all creations, destructions & renewals.

• the courage to hear the call of the soul, leave the safety of the known, enter the field of uncertainty & discover life's fluid designs.

• the courage it takes to admit that we are lost and willing to listen into silence for direction.

• the courage of peering into the core of your being and see the no-thing that is everything.

• the courage it takes to shift from life being a problem to be solved to engaging it as a mystery to be explored.

• the courage of admitting there is no solid ground beneath our feet and we live in an ocean of fluid possibilities.

• the courage of admitting you are no better or worse than anyone else, that you share the same human hopes and fears.

• the courage it takes to see your most cherished beliefs shattered to reveal the living truth beyond words.

• the courage it takes to see the enemy as a reflection of your hidden fears and honor the one life force connecting you.

• the courage it takes to simply appreciate and enjoy what is.


  1. Beautifully conveyed, thank you.

  2. Wow. Once in awhile I find another writer whose words speak my own truth... and I am so grateful to realize that there is a NETWORK of us, all connected through Spirit participating in the expansion of hope, healing, and love. I will move into my day with renewed calm and appreciation. thank you!

  3. oh yes. i could just tattoo these words all over my body as daily reminders.