The Courage to Face Things As They Are

JT - We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can't have both. Not at the same time

It Is Only When We Have the Courage…

One of my favourite quotes from the I-Ching is –

“It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized.” ~ I Ching (p.25).

The Courage to Face Things As They Are…

Now reading the quote is quite simple, however actually putting it in to action, I found a little more challenging. When we do start to make the shift from resistance and / or denial (Don’t Even nKow I Am Lying – love that acronym) to gently turning and meeting life as it is, life has a way of transforming. Little by little we start to see with greater clarity and over time develop greater trust and faith within ourselves and the world. We start to see what we have control over and what we don’t.

Over to You…

Do you agree that ultimately we need to find the courage to face things as they are in our lives? Either way, feel free to share your insights below (or any questions) or join the toolkit here.

Reference –

Wilheim, R., & Baynes, C. (2011). The I-Ching or Book of Changes. New Jersey, USA: Princeton University Press.

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