I see how courage can mean several different things.

It can mean doing something in spite of fear. Sometimes, this may involve setting fear aside for a while.

It can mean facing the fear itself. Befriending the fear. Thanking it for protecting me. Thanking it for it’s love for me. Asking what would satisfy it forever. Asking it what it really is.

It can mean facing my most basic fears, beliefs and labels. It may mean exploring the label fear itself. It may mean looking for a real – not imagined – threat in words, images and sensations.

It can mean the natural courage that’s here when there is more clarity, when the fears are seen through.

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