“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.” – Ruth Gordon
Have you ever thought of what courage means?
The word courage itself comes from the French rage du coeur — the rage of the heart, so courage is inherently a product of passion and an expression of ecstasy. And much like ecstasy, courage rises in you as you need it most. Just as the heart is integral to all the other organs of the body, so is bravery the highest virtue of all. The function of the heart is to take in blood, enrich it, and pump it out again.
Courage isn’t something you can stock up on, like your shoe collection or the pasta in your pantry, using it only when the occasion calls for it. Rather, courage floods into you at the very moment you need it most. All you need to do is trust that it will be there and then open the floodgates.