19 January 2011

intention: courage


"I have not ceased to be fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown, and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far." ~ Erica Jong

"Courageous risks are life giving, they help you grow, make you brave and better then you think you are." ~ Joan L. Curcio

I want to learn to embrace risk and change this year, instead of resisting it, fighting it.  I want to grow in the ways that are only possible through stepping out of my comfort zone and into the unknown. Let the fear wash over me and then march right through... 

I am taking the month of January to be mindful in thinking about this new year.  Finding thoughts and ideas that capture what I want to hold on to in the year to come.  I have traded out the word "resolutions" and replaced it with "intentions". It feels kinder, less condemning of the past choices and living, more proactive and optimistic.  I will be sharing these thoughts and intentions throughout the month. Read about my other intentions: 
* grace * happiness

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