An audacious “which came first?”

When are you most brave?  Is it when you need your courage the most, or does your courage make things happen?  This chicken-or-egg question is an intriguing one, and writer Anaïs Nin was certainly no shrinking violet, either in the way she lived or in the way she faced adversity.

Whether you rise to a challenge or think big and wait for them to come to you, your courage will change your life.  Go for it.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
— Anaïs Nin

Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

by Osho

Courage is not the absence of fear, says Osho. It is, rather, the total presence of fear, with the courage to face it. This book provides a bird’s-eye view of the whole terrain-where fears originate, how to understand them, and how to find the courage to face them. In the process, Osho proposes that whenever we are faced with uncertainty and change in our lives, it is actually a cause for celebration. Instead of trying to hang on to the familiar and the known, we can learn to enjoy these situations as opportunities for adventure and for deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

About $11 (Paperback), or just $10 (Kindle) from Amazon — Buy now

Llist_quote_header_3This is part of a weekly inspirational series on the Singerpreneur blog and social media for Lauri’s List. The quotes are also eventually archived on Facebook and Pearltrees.

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