It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Chapter 9, Page 6, Book 16

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Brené Brown

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


betty said...

I always like the Bible verses that have in them be strong and courageous because God is with us. I often live in fear, but need to live more courageously. I read somewhere courageous peoplecan still be afraid, but those who are courageous just keep doing what needs to be done.


jack69 said...

I think every time Betty comments I say to myself, "I wish I had said that!" LOL
IT is good to have some 'heart conditions' as long as they are the good ones. You are so right. I like the quotes, but to be honest your comments most times are as good, I bet your kids QUOTE YOU!
Love from Florida...


Like this thought. "Each of us is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency." Real wisdom there.

Rick Watson said...

I love the Mahatma Gandhi quote.