Brene Brown defines courage as follow:
“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.” – Source
I have been reading blog posts from way back when blogging was still plain old journaling in a digital format and writing was still from the heart. Search Engine Optimisation was unheard of and I could still say what I wanted without wondering about the repercussions. Perhaps I’ve simply grown up and with that comes the responsibility and maturity to respect the people around you? Perhaps I’ve simply become sensitive about the people around me and their needs?
I consider today a successful day, not because I achieved something amazing, but because I managed to share my innermost thoughts and fears without considering the repercussions. I was courageous, I spoke from the heart! I’d love to write about it, open and plainly.
Some days I just need to write without over thinking or analysing. I know it is not just me. I would really love to know where you go to write your innermost thoughts and fears. What is your safe place?