More on Courage

More and more keeps coming up around this idea of courage and of normalisation. Courage itself becomes normalised so that we may not be recognising our own courage when we see it. I was thinking about the collective storylines, too, and how they may define our understanding of what is considered courageous (or not). Acts of sacrifice to protect others may be considered brave and valuable, where more hidden acts of courage may not be. A soldier who gives their life in combat is considered brave, but those left behind who grieve for them are not. A person who climbs a mountain or ‘conquers’ a new territory is celebrated as brave, but a person who deals with mental illness every day and wrangles with the Continue reading More on Courage

What is Love?

Ah, the age old question. It’s been sung about, written about, lamented over, and pondered for eons. And is the answer a universal one that we can all agree on? That’s a good question. Love is the essence of life. It is what we all are, what we all return to when we leave this physical plane, and what we all seem to seek while we’re here. People seek it through different things – relationships, material possessions, fame, you name it, the root of the seeking is the same: we want to feel love(d). How do you go about feeling love(d), if you don’t know how to feel Love? That’s the key question. We’ve all no doubt heard the ‘relationships are mirrors’ thing too many Continue reading What is Love?