Blue Inspiration In The Now

Blue Inspiration In The Now

08 September 2011

The Courage Prayer

There is a light
 that beckons you forward
 and it comes from within you
Embrace it

Don't try to hide 
 in the shadow of fear
 it casts behind you

For if you are committed 
 to finding the courage to live
 with an open heart
There is no greater way to love others
 or love yourself
 than to fulfill your unique potential
 to express your unique greatness
 and become the unique leader
 you have it within you to become

Finding the courage to be a leader
 and touch lives of others in ways 
 that only you can do
 is the most profound act of love
 and service
 and significance

Dare to want more from your life
 and to dig deeper into yourself
 to experience its mystery
 its richness
 and its sacredness 
 more fully
For when you do so 
 you will see with greater clarity
 just how universal we all are

And sensing that we are all part of a bigger whole 
 you will come to know
 perhaps for the first time
 that your life is truly holy
 and that it is not just your responsibility
 to honor the sacred within you
 but your obligation

This is the truth
 that speaks from the heart
I invite you to open yours 
 to receive it

Give the world the best you have
 and it may never be enough
Give the world the best 
 you've got anyway

- by Mother Teresa

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