The word Courage comes from the Latin "Coraticum" whose root is "Cor", heart in English. It literally means "to be comfortable in your heart space". Therefore a Courageous person is he who follows his heart.
The word Courage comes from the Latin "Coraticum" whose root is "Cor", heart in English. It literally means "to be comfortable in your heart space". Therefore a Courageous person is he who follows his heart. The opposite of this word is Fear and in fact Fear is what prevents you from following your heart. Following your heart means to do the things you Love, living in the Now, not worrying about the Past or the Future. If you are in Love with someone, truly in Love, you will fight any obstacle which is interposed between you and this person; think of Romeo and Juliet. If you really desire something with your heart, you will go through anything needed to achieve your goal, you will follow your heart and the rest will not matter. In this case you are being Courageous, there is no Fear. If you follow your heart or if you are in your heart space: Fear cannot exist.
Fear, in reality, is nothing else but the absence of Courage, the absence of Love. Fear is like Darkness, it does not exist by itself; Darkness is only a manifestation of the absence of Light. If you are in a dark room and you start to fight the Darkness you will be defeated. Go to the same dark room and bring Light, the Darkness will disappear, it will dissolve. The same way: bring Love in your life, do not fight Fears, do not dwell on your Fears. You might be wondering: what if I have Fears which are there for a long time, Fears which track back to my childhood? Well, consider that: if you bring a candle in a dark room the candle illuminates the room immediately. The Light of the candle does not care if the room has been dark for ages. And if the Darkness is not all away, then bring more Light! Similarly: bring in Love and your Fear will disappear, bring in more Love and your Fear will totally dissipate!
Courage and Fear are emotions, and they are very powerful: they literally create the world around you. The cognitive equivalents of Courage and Fear are Trust and Doubt respectively.
If you are Courageous you are Trusting your own resources, you know that for any new situation that is presented to you, you will find a way to deal with it. You go towards the Unknown because you Trust you will make it your home. You Trust yourself.
If you have Fears you are Doubting your own resources. You Doubt you will be good enough to face the New. In this moment there is no Love. In this situations ask yourself where is the Fear coming from, why you have Doubts, there are plenty of exercises that will help you deal with that and give you the way to bring in more Love. At the end, when you look deep into your Fear and into your Doubts they will dissolve, because they aren't solid as you think, they aren't real!
Follow your heart, be Courageous, Trust in your own resourcefulness! Do not believe in any dogma but Trust yourself and welcome the Unknown.
Bring Light into your room, bring Love into your life!