The Soulful Artist

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“Courage!”

Day/Card 33 of 39 … Courage …

Two of my favorite quotes read, “Jump and the net will appear.” And “When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go. Only one of two things will happen: either He’ll catch you when you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly!” Both of these quotes speak to having courage. The author of both are unknown to me. I’d love to give them both credit.

Courage is the ability to do something that frightens you, or strength in the face of pain, grief, or adversity. At one time or another, we’ve all had to muster it up, or to conjure up our inner strength and determination to get through an ordeal or sometimes even just to get through a day. Courage doesn’t always mean fighting, it could also mean knowing when it’s right to stand down. It’s not the absence of fear but the ability to overcome fear when you truly want something bad enough.

The “Courage” card comes to you to remind you that you will always feel fear, and that sometimes you’ll have to feel the fear and do it anyway. And when you do it afraid, it changes you. It makes you feel good because it shows you that you are able to master your emotions. It reveals a greater version of you. Courage asks you to ask yourself: What are you afraid of? Why are you afraid? It it a rational or irrational fear? What’s the worst that can happen? What if you don’t do anything? What’s the risk? Trust that whatever happens, you will be okay. JUMP! What you want is on the other side of fear!

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