I’ve been trying out “Acceptance” as my Word of the Year (click the link to check out my previous post), and … well … it just doesn’t have enough oomph. Darn.
I’m not saying that accepting whatever happens, accepting others, and accepting myself for better or for worse aren’t concepts that I want to practice—what I’m saying is that the word “Acceptance” doesn’t instantly remind me that I have the power to release future fears in whatever size and shape they come in.
I’m surprised that “Courage” is resonating. It wakes me up and says “be strong”—that I can handle whatever comes; that I don’t need to spend time figuring out alternatives just in case; that I could possibly even appreciate perceived difficulties; that it’s okay to challenge my ownership of ideas, feelings, and … <drum roll> … stuff.
So I’ll be trying out “Courage” to see how that goes …