It isn’t that we have never been afraid; never worried or thought that we would most certainly die. We experienced all of that as we walked through the fiery hell of abuse, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders and trauma. That is what courage is for.
Now that we are on the healthy road, the one that leads to greater wellness, we face new challenges: Old monsters that rattle their cages, demanding our attention; sobriety’s call to a completely new lifestyle; pain that was so neatly medicated and tucked away; new truth that requires us to lay down old lies and beliefs, even when their replacements are not clear. This too, is what courage is for.
As we face the hard things in life, we meet two other companions: Strength and Wisdom. These can only be developed as we persevere.
May Courage be your most constant friend,
Along with Strength and Wisdom.
Keep these three close, and in the end;
You’ll smile at life well done!