When we have the courage
to let go of anything
standing in our way - -
and that includes the dreams
we could make come true
    (if we worked hard enough),

    those we think
    we "should" make come true,
    or any other distraction taking our energy- -
            and choose instead
            to honor
              the unique dream our soul wants
              more than anything in the world,
                    life becomes magical. 4

“Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end
of the day saying,
   
 "I will try again tomorrow.”  6
When we have the courage
to see our lives as they truly are,

with open eyes - -
accepting whatever it is we see
with compassion and gratitude - -
that's when things really start to happen. 3
Come to the edge.
We might fall.

Come to the edge.
   It's too high!

    Come to the edge!
           And they came,
           and he pushed,
                   and they flew . . . 5

Courage -
to change
the things
I can . . .

Serenity –
to accept
    the things
            and people
I can’t . . .

    Wisdom -
    to know
            the difference . . .

    It takes strength
    to be firm,

It takes courage
to be gentle.

It takes strength
to stand guard,
It takes courage
to let down your guard.

It takes strength
to conquer,
It takes courage
to surrender.

    It takes strength
    to be certain,
            It takes courage
                    to have doubt.

                    It takes strength
            to fit in,
    It takes courage
to stand out.

It takes strength
to feel a friend's pain,
It takes courage
to feel your own pain.

It takes strength
to hide your own pains,
    It takes courage
            to show them.

                    It takes strength
                    to endure abuse,
            It takes courage
            to stop it.

    It takes strength
    to stand alone,
It takes courage
to lean on another.

It takes strength
to love,
It takes even more strength
    to be loving . . .
    It takes courage
to be loved.

It takes strength
to survive,
It takes courage
to live.

It takes strength to admit
that there are things
that are not yours to change . . .
It takes courage
    to accept that.

                            May you have
                    the maturity
            and wisdom,
            to know
    and understand
these differences.

Serenity comes when you do.

May
the world hug you today
with its
    warmth,
    and love.

    And may
the wind carry a voice
that tells you
there is a friend,

Sitting in
another corner
    of the world
            wishing you well.
1
As you walk your path of life and love . . .
guide yourself into spiritual depths
Be patient with yourself;
there is no rush when it comes to
advancing on whichever path you have chosen.

We have chosen to come again,

A new day dawns as
we awaken
to the marvel of heaven on earth.

We are spiritual beings
wearing human cloaks.

Trust yourself and go within.

As the rambling begins to quiet,
listen to the whispers of your
    inner self;
    your intuition;
    your spirit.
            Keep what is good for you.
            Love
all unconditionally.
            One becomes a Way of Life. 2
Acknowledgements:
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[1] -The Difference Between Strength and Courage ~anon
[2] ~Mayan Code of Honor
[3] ~Unknown
[4] ~Unknown
[5] ~Christopher Logue
[6] ~Mary Anne Radmacher
Courage and Strength
MorningStar Inspirations from
Dawn Cove Abbey
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From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017

Questions and comments welcomed.