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Be brave! Be fierce! Be open! Be love!

I wanted to share something really inspiring.  It’s Matt Cutts’ TED Talk on trying something new for 30 days. It’s a short and sweet presentation sharing how trying new things gave him courage and helped him to grow personally.

I hope you enjoy it, and maybe it will also encourage you to try something new.

“It takes courage… to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”–Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

Interestingly enough, after I wrote my NaBloPoMo post for today, Stressor, sharing my fear to love, I found Oprah’s Spirituality 101 show on demand and Oprah explained that spirituality to her is… “a calling on your life. It means you live your life without fear and you know that no matter what happens, no matter what happens, you are going to be alright. You are going to be alright.”

What a nice thing to hear after what I shared. It was a great reminder to me, just like the message (“It is safe for you to love”) on the image above from Doreen Virtue’s The Romance Angels Oracle Cards or when I hear the song, “Brave,” by Sara Bareilles, or the story of Monica George, or the other reminders I encounter on a daily basis to open my heart or be courageous.

I am grateful for these reminders.

Oprah’s Spirituality 101
Monica George – Mom Warrior

Related posts:
NaBloPoMo 1/28/14 – Stressor
Day 61/365: Now
Day 42/365: Open Heart Lesson
Day 41/365: Free Floating, Patched Up Heart
Day 39/365: Hope
Day 30/375: When In Doubt, Follow Your Heart


Prompt: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
“Courage is grace under pressure” is a famous quotation by Ernest Hemingway. Tell us about a personal moment of your grace under pressure.

In 2009, I tried to quit my job, because I was burned out severely due to the current organizational structure and processes of my department at that time.

They sent a Manager from another Region to check out why things were the way they were to try to implement changes.  He came to interview a select few of people, and I was one of them.

In that moment, I didn’t hesitate to tell him what what going on. I had nothing to lose, and I had the courage to be a change agent.  A change for the better so that no one had to go through what I was going through and what some others were going through. A chance to help make things fair and right. I had the chance to do the right thing.

That was my personal moment of grace under pressure.

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