Choosing courage over comfort is bravery.
Choosing courage over fear of criticism will lead you to great experiences in this life, professionally, emotionally and physically.
Choosing fear of criticism will make lead a life where you are not aligned with your inner core, authentic self and make you feel that you have no life, which is partly true, since it will be determined by the fear of failure and how people will react to it.
If you are brave with your life, you’re going to get your butt kicked. You’re going to fall and fail. You’re going to know heartbreak. You’re going to know disappointment. You’re going to know wandering through hopeless nights of despair and doubt and that is part of the landscape of courage.
There is no such a thing as Courage – without uncertainty.
It’s the choice you have to make – to be open to that reality and dare yourself into experiencing it.
There are millions of free seats in the world today, occupied by people who will never dare step into the realm of personal bravery. They will never once put themselves out there, but they will make it a full-time job to throw criticism and judgment towards you. You will have to get out of the habit of catching it and dissecting it.
You have to let it drop on the floor.
Don’t grab that hurtful stuff from the cheap seats and pull it close to you and let it enter your energy.
Don’t pull it anywhere near your heart.
Let it fall to the ground.
Step over it and keep on going.
There is no need to take criticism and feedback from people who hide under the cloak of anonymity or comfort and show no bravery with their own lives.
If you do – it will eat you up.
To deal with this mountain of negativity and misguided entitlement everywhere, you can say:
‘I don’t give a shit what anyone thinks.’
But watch out for this all-inclusive argument’s validity.
Of course, you care!
The thing is: We have to be very selective about people whose opinion about us matters the slightest.
It’s not like we don’t give a shit about what anyone thinks.
Just don’t give a shit about what some people think.
You have people who love you, not despite of your opinions and actions but because of your actions and opinions, even if they do not agree. Their opinion matters. Not the ‘Yes’ people, but the people who say,’ Yes, that wasn’t the smartest thing and you need to clean it up, but I’m here when you do it’.
Social media (if you are on that) is the cesspool of humanity on criticism of you and everybody, from people who do not have the guts to be brave with their lives or else they wouldn’t criticize you since they would know that their criticism was already wasted.
Cowards often use their comfortable imagined invisible army of ‘We’ and ‘Us’. ‘Many of us’, ‘We all are’ – used so blatantly in this ‘Offended – Ready’ narrative this world has entered.
None of your concern if you want to live a brave life, defined by yourself and the people you hold close to you in an ambience of love and respect.
It is energetically suicide to fall into line because of criticism. Too many idiots with an internet connection and a smart phone with too much time on their hands, looking for what they perceive to be low hanging fruits for their chronic need to take Courage down.
Do not give them any authority. It will kill you spiritualy and make you crawl on your knees pushing you into defending yourself against the cheap shots and their invisible army of *We’ and ‘Us’.
I call that ‘going consciously vulnerable’ and that is not the same thing as being vulnerable.
The first is Bravery the other is self victimization .
Someone once wrote me: ‘You are an intellectual midget’.
I wrote back: ‘Bless You’
Not as a wrapped-up insult.
It’s taken me half a lifetime to go from brain to heart and while still on the journey someone actually validated that, in the form of what was supposed to be an insult.
Do not waste your time on all the: ‘I hate you and everything you stand for, Namaste!’ – Spiritual coward talk.
Be you, have courage with your life and do not let the people who choose comfort over courage get to you.
Follow your Purpose, Creativity, Personal Life, with the courage to live it according to your standards and compass and not the framework of someone else’s lives. They just aren’t your lives.
Live it or Take it back.
© 2019 Soren Dreier
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