Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Poet Maya Angelou
September 6th - have courage
Courage is not a matter of muscle, but a matter of the heart.
Courage is something that everybody wants. Its and attribute of good character that makes us worthy of respect. From the Bible to fairy tales; ancient myths to Hollywood movies, our culture is rich with exemplary tales of bravery and self sacrifice for the greater good.
In Old French there is the word Corage which denotes the heart as the centre of all feelings.
Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor - the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant,To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart. Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences -- good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as ordinary courage.
Your heart's condition depends on the things you allow into your heart. Taking time to keep your heart true is similar to cleaning out your basement or attic. These things form your thoughts and attitudes, and ultimately, shape the deepest part of your being. No matter what your circumstances are, if your heart is right, you're going to be okay.
It's amazing how happy and peaceful you can be in the middle of the worst circumstances, including the turmoil that's going on in the world today, if you keep your heart in the right condition.
Stay true to your courageous heart