Bravery and What It Means to be Truly Brave
Imagine holding up the celestial heavens for all eternity and holding up the globe with all its heaviness and the pull of gravity pulling it down.
Bravery is the cornerstone of development. As individuals, we can only be happy and prosperous if we are brave. We are humans, and it's natural to have fear or to be scared. However, we all require bravery to go beyond our fears and anxieties. Courage allows us the audacity to go after and get what we want in life. Bravery is not only a physical expression of will but is also a soft power. It means that bravery also includes mental, emotional, and spiritual courage. Spiritual bravery is appreciated as embracing religiosity and spirituality.
Bravery Despite Having Too Many Unknowns
To be brave is to have a lot of unknowns and still pursue a goal. To not be deferred away from pursuing a goal or objective even when one faces hurdles and obstacles. When I think of bravery, what comes to my mind is the image of Atlas and the celestial heavens on his back.
Atlas and the Celestial Heavens on His Back
Imagine holding up the celestial heavens for all eternity and holding up the globe with all its heaviness and the pull of gravity pulling it down. Atlas exemplifies bravery. His invention of the celestial or global sphere now underpins what we understand as the spherical earth, astronomy, and the solar system. Imagine the world in your hands; would you be brave enough to carry it?
Bravery in Offense to the World's Complexity
The world is complex, and our lives can be complicated too. Bravery comes in as an offensive tact and not necessarily a defense. It allows us to surge forward even in harsh circumstances. In the tide of life, bravery will enable us to move forward regardless of the roughness of the figurative seas. Trains, for example, can be admired for their will and forward momentum. It would take a wall to stop a train, and in life, such toughness remains required. As individuals and members of society, we sometimes lack the courage to be ambitious and to go after our goals and objectives.
Are you brave enough to follow your dreams?