Living each day much muchier
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
When your fears aren’t justified by facts, we call that insecurity.
Except, we all experience emotions that are disproportionate to what was said or done.
It can be hard to spot too. We think we’re being realistic.
We think we see things clearly.
So, you stand up for yourself if you think you’ve been dismissed. You withdraw if you think your attention is unwanted or unrequited. You get angry because you’ve been hurt that way before.
Meanwhile, you are mystifying people utterly with your behaviour. What’s with the narky retort? Why have you gone quiet? What’s the big deal?
They haven’t got a clue.
When you let fear influence your actions, you end up creating the very thing you’re afraid of.
By pushing away, you create distance. By arcing up, you create tension.
Worse than that, you perpetuate pain by injuring yourself before anyone else has the chance. What kind of logic is that? Hurting yourself IS NOT better than being hurt by someone else.
Give that person the benefit of doubt until they prove themselves.
Whatever you feel, act with integrity and courage.
You are never the fool for loving.