Realizing that courage is directly linked to fear is a huge part of shifting ones being into a beautiful transformation. When we find ourselves lacking the courage to do something, it is more likely than not related to the fact that we are very much afraid of whatever it is that lies outside of our comfort zone or our current abilities. When we fear what we don’t know because we don’t think we are capable of doing something, we are letting fear keep us from perhaps becoming and doing the very things we wish to be and experience.
The best way to make a shift in your life is to take a risk at expanding your knowledge and your comfort zone. This is one of the reasons education is a crucial part of our development and why learning how to fail is as crucial as learning how to succeed. In our culture we place such a significant value on success and winning that we are actually suppressing our greatest success, personal growth and spiritual expansion.
If we continue to allow our culture to be the guiding principles to which we live our lives, we will continue to drop back down to the lowest common denominator. Culturally speaking, we are fearful of rocking the boat, not being accepted, disappointing others by choosing to follow the whispers of our hearts. Although following ones heart path is not easy, it is filled with much greater joy and love than grazing on the couch with the herd.
We need to desperately be out experiencing things that move us, challenge our spirits and test our resolve. This doesn’t mean you have to do things that are beyond your moral or ethical paradigm, but it does mean that you need to look squarely in their face and make the decision about what you want or do not want in your life rather than live your father or mothers lives.
When we are out experiencing life and absorbing all it has to offer, it allows us to see the many beautiful facets of life itself and therefore ourselves. If we see what is possible, experience what can be, we might just realize we have what it takes to do the very things our hearts and souls have been aching to do. We just might realize we could learn the skills and tools necessary to walk the heart path that has been whispering to us from our DNA since our beginning. We just might realize we have the courage and the capacity to not fear joy.