Brene Brown's book "The Daring Way" challenges or inspires the reader to "Show Up", "Be Seen" and "Live Brave" and I am wondering how people actually live bravely? How does that play out in your life? I would love examples of how you are choosing or inspired to "Live Brave." Is living bravely the same or different for you as being fearless? Why or why not? And, if you are so inclined, I would love to hear about the impact of you choosing to "Live Brave'" Thanks so much!
Interesting that this topic should appear before me today. For a while, I've been receiving messages to "be brave." What being brave means is subjective, of course, but to me it means to stand firm in the face of opposition, to proceed through your challenges despite your fears, and to push beyond your comfort zone.
In my case, the reason I must be brave is that I must write about topics in a way that may not be well-received by some. They are spiritual thoughts that go against current religious thinking. I have been hesitant to move forward in this.
There is a song that keeps playing in my life, "Be Brave" by Sara Bareilles:
You can be amazing You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug You can be the outcast Or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love Or you can start speaking up
Nothing's gonna hurt you the way that words do When they settle 'neath your skin Kept on the inside and no sunlight Sometimes a shadow wins But I wonder what would happen if you
Say what you wanna say And let the words fall out Honestly I wanna see you be brave With what you want to say And let the words fall out Honestly I wanna see you be brave
I just wanna see you I just wanna see you I just wanna see you I wanna see you be brave!