Do you sometimes feel overlooked? Unseen? forgotten?
I bet you do.
You often wait patiently as Fear, Doubt and Insecurity take the stage.
They are louder than you, yes, and they make their splash when they show up. They instantly get noticed by me. And then... you are often small, mute, tucked in your corner... but nonetheless - there's something about you that stands out:
You, dear Courage, are constant in your presence.
You are always there, inside. Waiting for the right moment to show up.
I want to ask you to not wait so long! I want to ask you to show up even when you are not invited! I want to tell you you can overtake Fear, Doubt and Insecurity in a millisecond with your glowing presence!
But I don't ask. And I don't tell.
I know better. I know you have something to teach me with your absence.
Perhaps I learn to appreciate you more... Perhaps you are priming me, preparing me for your arrival... Perhaps you are simply a bit of a tease. But whatever lesson it is, it's a good one coming from you.
Dear Courage, the times when you come close to me, when you built yourself up to be SEEN, to be GIANT in your presence, to be the ruler of my world... those are the times when everything clicks. Those are the most precious times. You bring Flow along with you and the three of us go on magical adventures together. Explore worlds, land opportunities and climb new mountains. And with you - it feels so... easy. It is easy. It's all easy, with you.
Thank you Courage.
I love you.
Until the next time I swim in your ocean,
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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