David Whyte on Courage


We all have an idea of what courage looks like from the outside, but what about the inside? Is it angry? Energetic? Excited? Or something else? In this essay, poet David Whyte looks deep within to find the source of courage. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s a place that’s not hard but soft. And it can be both confusing and vulnerable. “We become courageous whenever we live closely to the point of tears with any new possibility made known inside us, whenever we demonstrate a faith in the interior annunciations and align ourselves with the new and surprising and heartfelt necessities of even the average existence.” Discovering and trusting our wisdom and heart is not always a smooth process, but it’s a path of love worth taking. Read on for more.