“Acts of bravery don’t always take place on the battlefield. They can take place in your heart. When you have the courage to honour your character, your intellect, your inclinations and, yes, your soul by listening to it’s clean, clear voice of direction instead of following the muddled messages of a timid world.”
People always tell me that I’m a brave person, but I never believed them. At first, I thought bravery required an element of fear, but I never recall feeling scared for very long, so I assumed I wasn’t brave. After a lot of reflection, I remembered seeing these words at the dojo and I realized my bravery.
Now, I understand why everyone perceives me as brave. It isn’t often a fight against fear for me, it’s my ability to listen to my inner voice and ignore all other voices. I’m fearful at the start of a venture, uncertain with my direction, until I recognize the purpose for me. I refocus on my purpose and fears become non-existent. My loyalty to myself is my bravery and I follow it because I always learn something new spiritually, no matter what the world says or thinks.
I’m aware that I choose hard ventures to follow and I expect hardships to fulfill my purpose. It isn’t that I have no fears, it’s that they don’t last long because I’m loyal to myself. My passion to live, love and learn outweighs my fears until I’m unaware they existed. With this passion, my trust in life is my foundation and I return to it whenever I feel doubtful.
Always believe in who you are and you will be as bright as your inner star.
Blog by Astrid Hardjana-Large