365 Days of Courage #2: Courage is a heart word
I love this definition of courage by Brene Brown. The full quote is:
It is this "ordinary courage" that I'm referring to when I think about the word Courage both as my theme for 2019 and in the larger context of The Midlife Courage Project.
The idea of speaking my mind and speaking from my heart. Not saying or doing what I think I'm "supposed" to say or do. To be fully and unapologetically Sally in all my glory. To trust that I am enough. To trust my intuition which also feels like a heart word to me. To rely on my instincts and to trust that I know what's best for me. No-one else knows me better than I do.
I'm ready to live what Liz Gilbert calls "an amplified life." In her wonderful book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, she describes an amplified life as "a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life and a hell of a lot more interesting life.
In 2019, my goal is to practice everyday courage on a daily basis to bring that amplified life to life.