“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” Maya Angelou
If somebody asked you, would you say you act courageously? Have you considered it a virtue before? What the hell is courage?
Courage is what enables you to walk thru the studio doors and find out what our yoga classes are all about. Courage is what gets you up in the morning, whether it is to make the kids lunch or to start your work day. Courage is what let’s you do that presentation in front of your team or simply invite a new friend on Facebook.
Our head works overtime telling us to be careful, proceed slowly and look before leaping. We all dig deep and act from a place of courage every single day, hundreds of times. Sometimes courage is simply stepping outside of the box you have drawn around yourself. Shedding what is known and comfortable. It took me a year to admit I like coconut, o.k really it took 38 years, but then it took a year to actually say out loud “I love coconut covered cup cakes.” It strangely doesn’t sound very courageous, but eating the first bite took years!
Forget the big stuff. Whether it is saving someone’s life out of a burning building or defending your sworn enemies right to freedom of speech, when the time is right you will have the courage to do the right thing. Start practicing now by acknowledging the details in your every day life that are possible because of your courage. Maybe it is letting your 3 year old walk up the stairs without you, attempting crow or hand stand in the middle of the room or trying something new on the menu even though it might not be your favorite. Be willing to be surprised by how strong you really are.