Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!
March 12, 2020
Inspiration: Courage? You Got This!
In today's inspiration, Dr. Tom explores the core virtue of courage and its effect on all other values to importance.
An article by Dr. Thomas Maples
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
The Philosopher’s Corner
Alas… The wonderment of that inner virtue that creates space for us to face our fears. Courage is the cornerstone of all other virtues. As the wise poet Maya Angelou once said, without it, you can not practice any other virtue or value with consistency.
As Rhonda Byrne once Said: “I have found a great Secret.” So to have I. The increase in mental health problems seen in the world are caused by something that has been known to the medical and psychological community for well over a century. Through all the mapping we do in the sciences to understand our inner most secrets, we find that we truly are creatures of faith, creatures driven by the need for hope and community.
As a living being, we strive to avoid fear. Our mind is created to lead us directly to this outcome. However, through the development of courage, we are taught that greater heights of a realized state of Self exist when we face those inner fears that would hold us back. This is where our Self potential arises, and gives way for the realization of new experiences once thought only to be a dream.
Our beings are not set. But We are given the potential to realize heightened states of self when we face those fears, and cultivate the possibility to
Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!