What is bravery?

We are conditioned to believe that strength is to do with being tough, not letting our guard down, not showing emotion and just ‘sucking it up’.

The reality is that numbing the bad means we numb the good too. So we suffer behind our armour. Just to keep up the facade.

True bravery is being vulnerable and open. It means being able to be true to our real soul not placating the mind and its ego with shields and dishonesty. It means taking the armour off.

To be strong in a true non-egotistical way is to be true to ourselves no matter what. Easily written more challenging to do.

Acceptance and surrender to what is requires bravery. Denial is just another form of suffering while maintaining appearances for others to see.

Here’s to the true spirited

The people who are different, the ones that go the opposite way to the crowds, the heretics, the ones brave enough to be vulnerable and speak their truth from their soul without fear of others are nearly always dismissed and in some cases persecuted and in extremes killed by the ‘mob’.

However, it is better to be brave enough to be vulnerable, to be lambasted ,to walk in the wilderness on a lonely path, and even to be hated by all, rather than to live a life fearing others judgement and suffering not being our true selves. People fear the egotistical calamity of actually having to admit their shame and being wrong, so they override their true essence to save face.

Here’s to the rebel, the heretics, the crazy ones, the brave and true spirited. Keep being true to yourself.