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Counseling and Courage: How Showing Up is Saving Me

Counseling and Courage: How Showing Up is Saving Me

Every single week, I show up to counseling. And I practice being brave. I practice courage.

Courage.

But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, “Courage, dear heart,” and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan’s, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.
— C.S. Lewis in "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"

When I think courage, I think bravery. I think boldness. I think daring greatly. I think rising up. I think sacrifice, love, willingness, humility. I think passion.

I want more of that.

I want to be courageous in the face of fear. I want to be courageous enough to find the flickering light in the darkness, to hold on to hope even when it wavers, to believe even when I'm blind. I want to be courageous enough to let go of my grip and control and to surrender freely and fully. I want to be courageous enough to step out of comfort zones, to let down walls, to shed my old skin. 

In human beings courage is necessary to make being and becoming possible.
— Rollo May

I want to have courage enough to send the email, ask the question, say the hello, make the connection. I want to have courage enough to step out of rows and into circles. I want to have courage enough to let myself be known and loved and seen. I want to have courage enough to keep believing the best in humanity and working for the glory of God.

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
— Maya Angelou

Here's to courage, and having more of it tomorrow than we had today.


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