I am Inspired.
Today’s Brave Act.
Choose a physical object to serve as a reminder of why you committed to this 30-Day Brave Challenge.
Embed your intention in this object. Strategically place it where it will be seen/used every morning during this short, powerful exercise.
TODAY’S JOURNAL PROMPT
I get scared. What am I doing? What am I trying to do? What do I think I can do and why do I think I can do this? I can’t, you know.
I don’t have the inspiration or courage to fully commit.
Sadly, every time I back down, I dishonor myself. I feel that dishonor and yet I can’t force myself to move forward. It is easier, by far, to just let things happen, to drift through life as it comes instead of attempting to mold itinto what I want. Who I want to be. What I want to do. How I want to let my light shine.
As I said, I dishonor and disappoint myself every time I open my writing file and am paralyzed with fear. I can’t do this because nobody will care. Or read it. Or like it.
On the other hand, what does that matter? I am, after all, simply telling the lives of the characters who live inside me. I am telling their stories for me, and so they will quit bugging me to be heard.
Today’s brave idea is Inspired. I know how I’m not inspired. I’m afraid of being inspired. But what would happen if I was inspired. How can I be brave about being inspired.
I am brave because being a writer is all I have ever been. I can never not remember when I wasn’t a writer. And, corny as it might sound, I have always felt a presence leading me forward. Encouraging me to just take one more step and then another and another. Telling me that all my dreams will come true if I just keep trying. Moving forward.
Remembering to be inspired.
For my brave act, I am choosing a candle to remind me of the flame of desire living inside me. It can’t die, this flame, unless I let it go and stop believing in myself. So I light this candle (its pumpkin, by the way) every morning to remember me of my promise to myself.
I can be brave.
I can find my self again.
I can take a leap of faith and trust I will land safely.
I can overcome my fears.
I can plant the seed of bravery inside my heart.
I can know – I do know – I can be brave.