Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace,
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.
How can Life grant us boon of living, compensate
For dull grey ugliness and pregnant hate
Unless we dare
The soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay
With courage to behold the restless day.
And count it fair.
In the book, Power vs. Force, Dr. David R. Hawkins states that at the level of Courage, it is the beginning of when true power is attained...or better stated, it is the start of empowerment. I love how he illustrates the process, as one moves up the ladder...embodying, experiencing, and living the characteristics, stated in the book, one establishes an internal power that increases exponentially as they move up. Fascinating, and worth experimenting with.
More on Courage...
This is the zone of exploration, accomplishment, fortitude, and determination.
At the level of Courage, life is seen to be exciting, challenging, and stimulating.
Courage implies the willingness to try new things and deal with the changes and challenges of life. At this level of empowerment, one is able to cope with and effectively handle the opportunities of life.
There's the capacity to face fears or character defects and to grow despite them.
People at the this level put back into the world as much energy as they take.
For me, courage is an element of being afraid...deathly afraid of something...and doing it anyway. Not an easy thing to do...but, nevertheless, it can be thrilling in the same breath. I've had moments of this when I decided to step forward without thinking or second guessing myself...and with it, a rush of power came over me. These are rare instances...that happen in a blink of an eye...and much of it is about trust. Once the mind enters in, and doubt settles, the power is lost...and can be challenging to find again...because in reality, it cannot be found...it must be harnessed, when it presents it self, in a flash. Amazing.