“Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work, a future. To be courageous is not necessarily to go anywhere or do anything special, except to make conscious those things we already know deeply. To be courageous is to live up to and into the necessities of relationships that already exist, with things we find we already care deeply about: with a person, a future, a possibility in society, or with an unknown that begs us on. To be courageous is to stay close to the way we are made.” These words of David Whyte speak to what each of us in our ordinary days can relate to. How deeply am I engaged in my day-to-day life? My work? My family? My friends? And not the least—with my own deep desires and hopes, so they can lead me to where the Great Spirit desires me to be for the world.
By Josue Behnen, OSB