Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always
someone to tell you that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end
requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.Ralph Waldo Emerson
📍Monkey Forest. Ubud, Bali
I have spent a lot of time with the monkeys in Ubud. This is one of my favorite places on earth.
As I sat with this particular one for a while, after sharing the protein bar in my bag that he helped himself to, I connected to the idea of our thoughts and how they dictate each move we make, each step we take, and conversely, each one we don’t.
As I witnessed and experienced the depth of this moment, I considered the courage it takes to allow ourselves to sit like this; deep within our own thoughts and reflection; willing to see things as they are.
Having the strength and willingness to choose how we will formulate these thoughts as we proceed forward.
My hope is that we can step forth into this day, into each moment, knowing wholeheartedly, that we are braver than we know. We are stronger than we believe and we will not only face this day, but we will positively thrive in it.