I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you think so too.
This week, I present several quotes that are interconnected.
“Only when we fully embrace change, can you find the good in it.”
Dr Travis Bradbury
“You do the thing you’re scared shit-less of and then you get your courage. Not before.
That’s the way it works” – [from The Three Kings]
Does courage really come secondary to actions? I feel one must have courage and fortitude to initiate a dangerous manoeuvre, to ignore and override those instincts of self-preservation.
What do you think?
But then, there is this:
“We cling to the views that are familiar to us” – unknown
Why do we cling to the familiar?
Because familiar viewpoints make us feel safe and more predictable?
Is our perspective of actions, a kind of spectrum, wherein at one end, we would sit within a bubble, or a cocoon, safe and never stretching ourselves, and the other, indulge in highly dangerous and risk taking behaviour, stepping completely out of our comfort zone? Some risk takers say that is when they feel most alive?
How do we achieve the middle ground? Is that where we would feel most satisfied and most alive, without dancing with death?
The final word comes from Anais Nin: –
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
I would love to hear your thoughts on courage. Join in the discussion by leaving a comment.
Proverbial Thursday – Something to Ponder About