Courage. The coward within us.


Courage means everything. Yet, it means nothing.

We fool ourselves into believing that we are brave. But in reality, we are afraid.

Afraid to let go. Afraid to take a step into the unknown.

Afraid to make a change. Afraid to accept it.

Afraid to accept another’s point of view, for fear of losing our own.

Afraid of tomorrow… and what it may bring.

Afraid that today might not work out the way we planned.

We base our judgement of today and tomorrow, on happenings in the past.

We are afraid to take a decision… at the same time, we are afraid of the consequences of not taking one.

We claim to be above pettiness, yet we fight inconsequential battles in our minds every day.

We claim that we have planned our futures. Still, we have no clue what tomorrow may bring.

So we wallow, suffer, and stay undecided.

We run from challenges. We avoid decisions. We avoid doing what needs to be done… because we are afraid.

We are cowards.

Yet we claim to be full of courage.


Courage. The coward within us

The truly brave know that taking a leap of faith is the only way… for every time a door closes, another one opens.

It is only when destiny and fate push us into a corner, that we realize the many options available to us.

But till we cross that bridge, we live in the illusion of comfort, pacifying ourselves with the motifs and totems of the known and familiar.

Have the courage to break free. Take the leap. Make the change.

Tomorrow will be new, tomorrow will be happy, tomorrow will be an adventure.

Don’t worry about whether you are deciding wisely.

For there is no such thing as a right decision, or a wrong decision.


To quote spiritual Guru Deepak Chopra,

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”

This article first appeared on Reproduced with permission.


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