* What’s the Difference Between Strength and Courage?

Originally posted on Find Your Middle Ground:

Courage comes from the French word “coeur” meaning heart. Being courageous means facing our fears and coming from our heart rather than our head. Its a place where we face our vulnerabilities and overcome them through compassion and love. As a child in Scotland I was told I had to be strong.

Scottish-LuckenboothThis isn’t just a family legacy, but a whole cultural one! We Scots are independent and strong. But we also have big hearts, often hidden behind the strong exterior. The Scottish Luckenbooth symbolizes our heart and our national pride…. But I’m getting sidetracked here!

Here is an inspirational poem about the difference between Strength and Courage to help you choose for yourself. If anyone knows the author, please let me know. Val x

The Difference Between Strength and Courage 

It takes strength to be firm,
It takes courage to be gentle.

It takes strength to stand guard,
It…

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Poem: A Healing Gift

 

I remember the first time
I experienced this,
when feeling really blue,
and then, quite unexpectedly,
your soul´s  loving embrace
surrounded me
supporting, soothing,
understanding,
offering me an
amorous hue.

And I had thought
that I could sense
such only when being
in a good mood.

The child within
needed not to be
strong for her inner
parents anymore,
nor to do it
all on her own.
The misunderstandings
passed on over
the generations
began to disappear
as Love traveled
to the past,
and to the future
as fast
and unlimited
as is the Light.

- Deelia ©

 

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Feel So Close by Calvin Harris

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I feel so close to you right now
It’s a force field
I wear my heart upon my sleeve,
like a big deal
Your love pours down on me,
surrounds me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now

I feel so close to you right now
It’s a force field
I wear my heart upon my sleeve,
like a big deal

Your love pours down on me,
surrounds me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now

And there’s no stopping us right now
And there’s no stopping us right now
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGghkjpNCQ8

 

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Poem: Divine Sensitivity

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What´s the use of me
in this world,
asked Sensitivity
when
upset she was.

The Soul hugged her,
transmitted:
your innocence is
a gift of love
able to open
hearts of many.
You can sense
the beauty of
the flowers
and connect with
the stars,
be in the present with
all your senses.
Without you beauty
couldn´t be seen,
harmony not be found,
loving touch not
be sensed.
Your ability to love and accept
people as they are,
and your gift of nurture
are treasures of the Divine.
Now,
why not celebrate
this sacred essence
and give yourself
a wonderful
nurturing treat
to bring you back
to the Heart,
where your partner
Strength is
a
waiting you.
Without you being there
he´s not true.

- Deelia ©

 

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Shakti Gawain Quotes

 

“The archetype of the fool can connect us with a very important aspect of ourselves. It is the image of the innocent, childlike person who is not caught in the concepts and stereotypes of the rational, sophisticated mind and therefore is free to perceive and experience life directly as it really is, in the moment.”

“Everything in the physical world is made of energy, all vibrating at different rates of speed. Thought is a relatively fine, light form of energy and is quick and easy to change. Matter is relatively dense and compact energy, slower to move and change. All these energy fields are interconnected, so how we think and feel is constantly affecting and being affected by everything around us. We are all part of one great energy flow.”

“We all know in our hearts what our higher purpose is, but we do not often consciously acknowledge it. In fact, many of us seem to go to great lengths to hide it from ourselves and the world. We fear the power, responsibility, and light that comes with acknowledging and expressing our true purpose in life. Often we are afraid that our higher purpose means giving up everything that brings us comfort and love. In fact, our higher purpose and our greatest joy are always in perfect alignment.”

“The only effective way to use creative visualization is in the spirit of the Tao — going with the flow. That means that you don’t have to struggle to get where you want to go. You simply put out clearly to the universe where you would like to go, and then patiently and harmoniously follow the flow of the river of life until it takes you there or somewhere even better.”

“There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of use as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.”

“When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.”

“Your intuition will tell you where you need to go; it will connect you with people you should meet; it will guide you toward work that is meaningful for you – work that brings you joy, work that feels right for you.”

“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.”

“Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.”

“By living as channels for the universe, I believe that we can slow and transform the aging process as we know it. I think it is possible to become more vital, energetic, and beautiful as we get older, rather than less so. So let go of the old rules, and the old limitations and begin to experience day to day the wonder of a limitless life, a limitless world, a limitless universe.”

“Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow– it has no real substance of its
own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to
disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or
any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it”

“You create your opportunities by asking for them.”

“Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally ‘count our blessings,’ give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have.”

“As you learn to be true to yourself, you will find that you attract people, work, and other circumstances that reflect your evolution and development.”

Sources, and for more quotes:
http://shaktigawain.wwwhubs.com/shakti2.htm
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/shakti_gawain.html
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/41093.Shakti_Gawain

Shakti Gawain home page http://www.shaktigawain.com/

 

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