What Does "Live Brave" Look Like For You?

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  1. Kathy Stutzman profile image85
    Kathy Stutzmanposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. Lori P. profile image69
      Lori P.posted 8 years ago

      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!

      Thank you for this reminder to be brave.

      1. Kathy Stutzman profile image85
        Kathy Stutzmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Lori P for your reflections, I appreciate your post!

    2. Lori P. profile image69
      Lori P.posted 8 years ago

      Thank YOU for posting this question!


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