(It starts with us)
"Go back and stand against that one red flower and walk straight ahead for that last hard mile. Go up and knock on the old weathered door. Climb up to the cave. Crawl through the window of a dream. Sift the desert and see what you find. It is the only work you have to do. Go gather bones."
our hearts...just waiting to show itself.
(offering up ourSELVES)
It takes courage to put pen to paper, brush to canvas, stitch to cloth, heart to work. It takes courage to expose our souls in loving each other, creating, reaching out and forming community. There is courage in the true sharing of our stories, in the descending into our dark places, in the telling of it. It takes deep courage to claim all of who we are, all of our stories and mistakes and ...yes! It even takes great big huge courage to claim our gifts and talents; to not play small. To not want others to play small either.
(Self Portrait at 42-yesterday)
It begins right here...In the honest disclosing of ourSELVES...It's not easy for most of us but it is necessary and vital to truly become who we are meant to be. To reach our higher selves.
In the broken pieces of us...lie seeds of courage that will bloom into our true potential,. Courage is cultivated in so many many ways. In our parts and pieces that are cracked and broken and bent...there lies courage. In our wholeness and light...it is there too. It is in the daring...to be frail, vulnerable... risking failure and foolishness...It is in the falling and the getting up.
(Courageous Heart, mixed media on canvas, archival prints available soon!)
What does your courage look like? Can you give it shape and wings and air? If there is a chasm in your heart that needs to be crossed...courage is that bridge.We all have courageous hearts just waiting to bloom.