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Monday, August 2, 2010

The Difference Between Strength & Courage

One of my first metaphysical teachers sent me this teaching at Christmas 2001:

It takes STRENGTH to be firm,
It takes COURAGE to be gentle.

It takes STRENGTH to stand guard,
It takes COURAGE to let down your guard.

It takes STRENGTH to conquer,
It takes COURAGE to surrender.

It takes STRENGTH to be certain,
It takes COURAGE to have doubt.

It takes STRENGTH to fit in,
It takes COURAGE to stand out.

It takes STRENGTH to feel a friend's pain,
It takes COURAGE to feel your own pain.

It takes STRENGTH to hide your own pain,
It takes COURAGE to show it.

It takes STRENGTH to endure abuse,
It takes COURAGE to stop it.

It takes STRENGTH to stand alone,
It takes COURAGE to lean on another.

It takes STRENGTH to survive,
It takes COURAGE to LIVE...

Little did I know when I received this in the post, that in a few short months I would begin a 7-year journey where I would learn to live this teaching...

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