Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sometimes Courage Is the Quiet Voice...

Sometimes we need to repeat a quote over and over in a given situation in order to change our thinking. This is one quote that I have loved for many years, and have repeated to myself in some difficult situations.

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".
-- Anonymous

More often then not, when I think of courageous acts, I think of people running into burning buildings to save a trapped child, the husband who jumps in front of his wife when a gunman shoots, or the people who take down hijackers in a plane. That is certainly courage. But I see courage in the lives of clients who fight week after week to challenge thoughts. I see courage in the ability to run into the darkness, embrace suffering, and let it transform you. There's courage in acts of daily living, in picking ourselves up when we fall.

Where do you see acts of courage in others around you? Does something in your life require courage?

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