This weekend I participated in a workshop focused on arm balancing postures. The word courage came up and it got me thinking. By definition, courage depends on fear. What allows us to acknowledge our fear and then act courageously? I think it is trust. We trust our own skills and abilities to safely move us through a situation. We trust those around us to help in whatever way they can. We trust our ability to heal afterwards should things not proceed as intended. We trust that this situation is necessary within the grander flow of our life. When trust becomes stronger than fear we have found our way into courage.

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