On this Thursday of Advent, Virginia is contemplating a quote from a favorite author, Brené Brown.

“Often the result of daring greatly isn’t a victory march as much as it is a quiet sense of freedom mixed with a little battle fatigue…Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brené Brown, Daring Greatly

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like wading into the dark stuff in my life. It’s easier to stuff it in the back of a closet & padlock the door. Ignore it. But here’s the thing – tough stuff has a way hijacking us if we don’t deal with it. If we don’t face it, we can’t heal &/or move forward.

Or, maybe the path ahead is dark? If we don’t exert Courage (with a capital ‘C’) to open our hearts to explore the darkness we’ll be stuck forever where we are. We’ll never know how the powerful the Light within us is – and can be.

grace, peace & courageous Light

Virginia : )

“Vulnerability is where courage & fear meet.” Brené Brown

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  1. Debbie says:

    Wishing you heaping mounds of courage as you go through your Thursday, Virginia!

  2. So true Virginia. Facing the tough stuff creates room for the new stuff…for what lies ahead in the future. Doing so also brings some clarity and lightweight-ness that allows us move forward without anything weighing us back.

    • Virginia says:

      I like that thought, Cyn — that facing the tough stuff makes room for new stuff. It’s a different way of looking at it …& makes our steps forward lighter. Thank you for sharing that! Wishing you all the best (hugs inclusive!) Virginia

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