We've all been there. I know we have.
Daydreaming away and imagining that we have that life. You know the one, right? We're fit, healthy, present, successful and beaming with an unparalleled zest for life.
Then, in the blink of an eye, we're transported back to our reality. We dismiss the daydream and all of a sudden our mind floods us with reasons as to why we could never have that life.
Do any of these sound familiar?
:: I'm just too busy at the moment to focus on myself.
:: I'm not good enough.
:: Maybe one day...just not now.
:: Looking after myself is too expensive.
:: I'll go to that yoga class once I've lost a little bit of weight.
:: I'll wait until I have annual leave and then I'll go on a retreat and become healthier and more spiritual.
:: I just don't think it's on the cards for me.
:: I don't want to shine too brightly.
I know that it's frustrating to be trapped in this cycle of ups and downs; inspiration-discouragement-inspiration-discouragement. But here's the thing, that feeling that you hold deep down, that yearning for something more, that longing. It's no coincidence that you're feeling it.
Courage is calling.
Know that it doesn't all need to happen right now. All you have to do is start.
I think we tend to build up this idea of courage; what it looks like and feels like. We think it must be bold and loud, forceful and obvious. But the truth is, courage quivers. Courage trembles. The true strength of courage lies in acknowledging all of the doubt and fear that surrounds it, and yet, it chooses to step forward.
Answer the call of courage.
Answer with a knowing that courage isn't something that you need to search for and grip tightly with both hands. No. Courage is within you. It never left you and it never will. If you couldn't handle it, it wouldn't be calling you.
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