Photos by Tom Huynh.
Being courageous doesn't mean that I don't have fears.
Courage is about willingness.
Willingness to work with the fears. To notice them. Not to ignore them but to become very aware of them.
Courage is a dedication. An act of willingness. A choice to say, I won't give up.
When I am courageous, I notice, what do I stand for? What's important to me?
And then I focus on that. I eliminate distractions. I check myself on when I'm being honest, and when I'm letting untrue thoughts creep in. I am courageous when I choose not to let fear run the show.
Courage is when, instead of caving to fear, I commit to love.
I focus my attention so carefully and I set my intention with such determination that I allow love to fill me, I allow fear to release, and I rise to the occasion.
Love over fear; this is courage.