Courageous Action: How To Find Your Courage

It takes a lot of courage to do this work. To engage with your own healing, when you always have the option of staying just how and where you are, no matter how miserable or stuck or unhappy you feel.

“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is core. The Latin word for heart.”

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

But often, we’re taught that if we don’t measure up to a specific social norm around looks, figure, et cetera, we’re failing.

So courageous action is possible when we live a life grounded in powerful thought work.

It takes courage to know in your heart, in your body, not just in your mind, that you are valuable and worthy and to live like you know it.

Courage is when you feel fear in your body around taking certain actions or doing a certain thing, and you do it anyway.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

You can be courageous while showing your wise body love and care.

What it all comes down to here is the courage to say “I feel fear.”

The point is if you want to live a life full of radiant health, you get to recognize your fear, acknowledge it, give it love, and then you can decide you want to do the thing anyway.

I want to acknowledge here that many of us learned as young people not to cry or not to really feel what was going on inside of our bodies.

It’s hard to take action, particularly courageous action when you’re living in that old story.

Courageous action means recognizing your old fear around something that’s not actually life-threatening and deciding that you are going to do it anyway.

Your homework this week is to bring awareness to the times when you feel fear, worry, concern about doing something new.

You can have courage in the face of fear.

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Victoria Albina, NP, MPH

Victoria Albina, NP, MPH

Victoria Albina, NP, MPH is a certified life coach, breathwork facilitator, holistic Nurse Practitioner and host of the podcast Feminist Wellness.