What We Discussed about
Use your courage in an entirely different way. The opposite of love is not hate. It is fear. Living courageously leads to living consciously. We explored how to apply your courage in a new way to make the jail-break of a lifetime – from darkness to light, emptiness to meaning, pain to joy. We explored why money, fame, beauty, intelligence, and influence cannot buy what your courage can create when you know how to use it and what to use it for. No courage is required when love is present. When love is not present, fear is present. That is where courage is required.
Questions We Asked You*
- What do you think courage is?
- What does Living Courageously mean to you?
- Why did you come to this talk on Living Courageously?
- Where do you feel in your life you need to live more courageously?
*We suggest you continue to ask yourself these questions at home.
In Answering Your Questions, We Touched On These Important Things
Trying to change the world (including people) to make yourself feel better and safe is the pursuit of external power.
External power is the ability to manipulate and control.
Frightened parts of your personality pursue external power.
Frightened parts of your personality (anger, jealousy, vengeance, anxiety, overwhelm, compulsions, addictions) are painful to experience.
External power produces only violence and destruction.
Pursuing external power depends upon the old use of courage (e.g., doing dangerous things to impress).
Pursuing external power creates only violence and destruction.
Authentic power is the alignment of your personality with your soul.
Creating authentic power requires experiencing fully the frightened and loving parts of your personality (no suppressing, denying emotions) and acting on a loving part when you are feeling the painful physical sensations of a frightened part.
You cannot Live Courageously without creating authentic power.
New Use of Courage
The new use of courage is experiencing consciously and fully the painful parts of your personality (the frightened parts) so that you can recognize them when they become active and act from loving parts of your personality instead.
Creating authentic power requires the new use of courage.
Living Courageously requires the new use of courage.
We had a great time, and we went deep.
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