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Speaking from our hearts is the most elementary form of courage

Speaking from our hearts is the most elementary form of courage Speaking from our hearts is the most elementary form of courage
Source: Andrea Castro via purplewoods
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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.

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