We're all familiar with the type of courage that's assertive and ballsy... in my workbook, I call this The Courage to Act, and it is more flashy and obvious. There is fear, but when we act courageous in some big way, we feel amazing!
But equally important, and often overlooked, is The Courage to Wait. In a time of waiting, of vulnerability and transition, there are these periods when things feel messy, confusing, and awkward. There is no clear step, no action that can be taken… what is needed is to wait, to live into what is occuring.
Our courage here is in staying present, accompanying ourselves with love, patience, and acceptance. In this video, I give examples, especially from the wisdom of the natural world, and I talk more about what this quieter type of courage looks like.
The poems that I mentioned at the end are:
Sweet Darkness, by David Whyte
Blessing for One Who is Exhausted, by John O’Donohue
Oceans, by Juan Ramon Jimenez
If what I’m talking about here resonates with you, and you want more, there is more where that came from. :)
We can schedule coaching calls to help you develop your strategies for working with fear.
Wishing you courage as you live into this day.