there is this air to breathe.
the leaves turn and the season shifts.
our eyes close and the body's energy restores.
this heart beats.
and organs function.
The journey of choosing courage is really the journey of choosing your heart. The heart calls you to your highest purpose and deepest service. It calls you to your greatest joy. And yet though the heart will always guide you towards Truth, it takes courage to listen and follow its whispers into the night.
Sooner or later, if you're lucky, life will help you see that the goal isn't for everything to go the way you'd planned or hoped. Sometimes it will and sometimes it won't. The goal is to know that both in succeeding and failing; in rising and falling; in gaining it all and losing everything; in making enough and not making ends meet - in everything and all of it you're still ok.
Every time you think you're not good enough, it's a lie.
Every time you doubt whether you have anything worth contributing, it's a lie.
Every time you think there's something wrong with you, it's a lie.
Every time you compare yourself and come out bottom, it's a lie.
Every time you question your ability to make a difference, it's a lie.