Friday, June 13, 2008

Remembering Be Brave

This quote reminded me of the Be Brave project from last year. I lifted it from Brene Brown's blog Ordinary Courage.

"Courage is like — it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: You get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging."

--Mary Daly, feminist theologian

Sometimes I feel as though I'm living a wee small life. And then when I read something like this, I'm reminded that all I need to do step out in courage instead of shrinking back in fear. That's what I did so long ago (it seems) in Be Brave.

~Photo by LoveHubbie Mark


GreenishLady said...

Oh, sometimes a wee small life is the only life worth living. When I hear the phrase I am reminded of Jodie Foster in Nell... have you seen it? I just watched some scenes on Youtube, and her speech in the courtroom is wonderful. People with "big lives" are not necessarily happy or complete. Olivia, bless you for your courage in stepping out and speaking out.

Olivia said...

Thanks, Imelda, what a beautiful blessing and gift to me. Yes, I have seen Nell, but a long time ago when it came out. I will check out the YouTube exerpts. Thank you, O xxoo

Patti said...

Loved this quote and I know myself that the times when I feel fears hands pulling me back from life, to shake them off and step out with courage is so liberating and strengthening. Thanks Olivia, for the inspiration to inject more courage into my life.

Olivia said...

Sigh!! Thank you Patti. I like this image of the hands of fear, and of shaking them loose and of stepping out and away from them. Peace be with you, O xxoo

mermaid musings said...

Amazing picture taking talent!
I hope you know that I think of you and yes i have been so busy with myself but I am sure you can tell that I am doing great, thank you for your caring and kindness towards me. Thank YOU!!!

Olivia said...

You're welcome, sweet Carmen! I will tell LoveHubbie. xxoo