It seems I always remember my blog on Friday night after I’ve turned off my computer. The computer makes its final dying sound and I go, “Oh shit, it’s Friday”. So here I am, having spent the week looking for evidence of courage. I call my daughter and ask her if she’s done anything courageous that day. I look at email headlines – “2 heroes rescue old horse from sinkhole.” I can’t bear to read stories of animals being hurt, but I acknowledge the courageous actions of the rescuers. I acknowledge every small evidence of courage in myself, even the fact that for the last 30 years I’ve followed my morning shower with a minute or so of cold water (on the advice of a chiropractor). While I’m in the cold part of that shower I imagine myself making a phone call. I figure that stepping out of my comfort zone in the shower could inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and make a phone call.
The world is filled with courageous actions. Some of them are very small. To live requires courage. My older daughter has created a living for herself by teaching Gaelic classes online from this small Colorado mountain town. It gives her tremendous joy and she works hard at creating a solid business of it. My younger daughter has two small children, lives in a house that will be a construction zone for the next ten years, owns a yoga studio, writes for a local paper, and has a part-time job. Every day requires courage for all of us. I used to have so much more of it in my 20’s (or was that foolhardiness?). And yet, having joined a network marketing business and actually doing the work requires tremendous courage. Thinking I can change lifetimes of playing small takes huge courage. It’s all there.
I am soooooo grateful for this MKMMA course! My life is being changed, one molecule at a time.