Life with courage is a life in freedom.
There are many words to define freedom and courage isn’t one of them, but if you wanna simplify the vast concept that is freedom, you’d most likely realize that huge part of it is brought about by courage. Now, I’m more confused.
Today, we celebrate Philippine’s 120th Independence Day.
When I hear that phrase, I always picture this humongous UFO hovering slowly over the sky and Will Smith on his yard looking at it like it was going to be his last day on earth. It creeps me out every time, but setting that feeling aside, I know that it is one of the iconic films of courage of our lifetime.
When you go 120 years back, ALL of the people we consider heroes today had extraordinary courage which, I should say was a major weapon against our colonists.
So maybe now you get why there is such an analogy between FREEDOM and COURAGE.
If you put it in a more contemporary setting, we could say that life lived with courage is a life in freedom. If you choose to brave heartache, failure, disappointment and all the negative but completely normal life stuff, then you choose to live freely as well.
The question is, do you? Do you choose to live your life courageously?
There are things that I want to change in my life that requires a whole lot of courage. I want to be able to face life as if it can never harm me or bring me down, even if it can and it will.
I want to be able to let go of the past, of the fears that only I inflict on myself to allow myself to open up to new people, to new possibilities.
I want to be able to do have the courage to do what I love even if it means taking a risky leap of faith.
I want to be able to express myself even if not everyone would agree with me.
I want to be brave enough to make a difference in the world even if it would seem impossible.
I want to be brave enough to do as I please without allowing the words of others easily pierce through me.
I want to be free from all these fears and live my life the way I want to, without hurting anyone, and without allowing people who hurt me to also take out the flame in me. This is my life. I will live it more courageously!