“The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway—even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know that’s not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.” —Oprah Winfrey
Last week I wrote about inner knowing and different ways to cultivate listening within. This got me thinking about how although we all have inner knowing within us, it sometimes leads us on a journey that takes courage. Our inner knowing can present new challenges that push us past our perceived limitations, and into greater alignment with our true selves.
Courage also comes from within. No one can give it to us. Like our inner knowing, it’s something we’re alone in. Yet all us have inner resources to be courageous, and we’re usually the most courageous when something matters to us.
In this post, I want to share my experience of what courage means to me, and explore how courage and strength of heart are as much a part of us as inner knowing.