Softly Through Courage

Courage need not be in the form of a big dive off a cliff. Sometimes, it's a soft, sweet, gentle glide forward with slow and gentle steps. Sure footing...cautiously, optimistically. Slowly, softy, surely taking steps forward, solid in your conviction, and confidently in the direction of your courage. 

Sometimes courage comes from a very small space inside you, a little voice that hints and teases and sometimes eggs you on. Sometimes, you just take one small step, one easy kind gentle step. You try. You see how it feels. And then you take another and another and another. 

Sometimes courage can be sweet or delicate or nice. No...really? Yes, I think it can. It's not all bravado and ruggedness. 

Eye contact at the store when you usually avert gazes or hold your head down.

Reaching out to shake someone's hand. 

Hugging someone.

Smiling at someone. 

These small acts can serve to lift you outside of your comfort zone. Slowly, sweetly and gently. Courage isn't this big public dance on a stage in front of millions. Sometimes it's just a step forward, gently and sweetly. 

In Love and Sweetness, 


Song: Sleep Like a Child by Joss Stone

Mood: Surreal

Special: Full Moon

Thanx: MG for her support. Keep your 'eye' on the prize

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Do You Dare To Dream

Love this video about comfort zones. 

This is about moving forward, taking chances and addressing fears. 


In Love and Comfort,


Music: Got to Give It Up by Marvin Gaye

Mood: Nicely elated

Thanx: NC for painting movement 

Special: Lots of fun number coincidences lately. 

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Oops...another late entry. 

But I Don't Want To

Or, oh crap this posted while I was just playing around with it. Oh well. Double crap...the other post I was working on disappeared. Oh well...chuckling. Back to this post. 

Okay, this is a favorite of mine. Nope...Nah...Don't feel like it...Don't make me. 

Sometimes, the courageous step is doing something we don't want to. But when is the best time to do that? Tomorrow? Next week? Next year? Probably, not ever. 

Sometimes pushing through challenge and discomfort frees us from entanglements

But, I don't wanna...

Don't make me...

Please no no no no...

Um...lemme try...

Wait, not now...

I'll just watch. You do it.

I'll watch.

Okay, I'm ready to try now.

No, not ready yet. 

Oh, I did it. 


Okay, what now?

What's next?

I did it. 

Oh crap. I did it.

Where are my excuses and fears and concerns and worries? Crap. Now, I can't find them. I know I set them somewhere. Did I pack them?

Oh, okay back to I did it. I didn't want to but I did. 


In Love and What the...oh well,



Music: The Power by SNAP!

Mood: Calm strong. Finally awake. And now even. 

Special: I feel like whatever it was...passed. Feel finally awake

Thanx: To SSM for that lovely surprise. So Starry. 

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Musing...The other I was working on, that was entitled Element of Choice, disappeared on me. I wonder what that was about. Wonder if I'll recreate it for next week. Hmmm. Love this image up there. Sorta like Escher. 


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I wonder what it would be like to draw courage or to create a dance around it? Would you whirl around with scarves? Would you jump up and down? Is courage running up a lot of steps like in Rocky? 

Is it sitting there for a long long time, till your wrist hurts, writing and expressing pain and sorrow? Is it sitting there writing about great successes, about times when you stepped forward in courage?

Would you draw? Paint? Scribble? Stand on your head? 

Or, just whirl around with your "cape," from the first Expressive Exercise a few weeks ago, screaming "I am courage. I am courage. I have no fear. I have no fear."

Just play with it. See what comes out. See what comes to mind. 

In Love and Playing,


Song: Nocturne by Rolf Levland (Secret Garden)

Vibe: Kinda intense and wondering

Special: Learning to accept those who do not understand me. It's okay...I think. LOL!

Thanx: KT for her amazing week of videos. Makes so much sense. 

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Musing: These tags continue to amuse me. Day trip. Hunh???

And a littl oops....thought I posted a while back. Oops. 

Courage from Power Center

I think the story of courage is one in which we get in touch with our power center, where we open up ourselves to possibilities and to smaller voices that we long since stifled, that we long since kept hidden.

Some of us are on hidden journeys shielding ourselves from so many of life's experiences. We're quiet, shy, hidden, lacking and fearful. Some of us think we can be seen in the smallness of who we may be. We think someone will find us, see us. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they can't because we are cloaked. In hidden voices, hidden experiences, hidden thoughts. 

We believe people will ridicule us, shame us, control us, put us down if we speak up. We have a lot of proof that can happen as it has happened before and it is happening now. We have eyes and ears. We can see and hear. 

But, do we speak up? Do we show up for ourselves? Our inner truths? Our inner thoughts? Our real selves? That deep down often buried true self. 

Big questions are not always easiest to answer in a few minutes. But, there is a certain element of freedom in speaking our truths, showing up as we are. Not as others want us to or expect us to but as we really are. 

Cool. Funny. Loud. Wacky. Serious. Contemplative. Laid-back. Adventurous. Curious. Imaginative. Quiet. Caring. Loving. Living. 

Do you have aspects of yourself that you keep buried? Hidden? Secretive? In a tiny little suitcase in your tummy or packed away on a shelf behind volumes of stories in your mind? Does it feel good?

In Love and Curiosity, 


Mood: Really frickin' strong. WTH?

Song: Conqueror by Estelle

Special: Super cool chat with KW...thanx

Thanx: To my honey for commenting. And no I don't have lottery super powers. 

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Put One Foot In Front of the Other

Good Morning.

For a while now I've being humming, "put one foot in front of the other." 

It sorta became the theme song for this blog, at least for the beginning of it. I saw many courageous people, mostly woman, taking steps forward. Taking chances. Moving outside their comfort zone. Taking one step at a time.

But really, just taking that first step. 

This video is not the scene I remember from my childhood but a spirited updated version.


Enjoy you. Enjoy others. Enjoy your weekend. Smile and be courageous in your truth. 

In Love and Footsteps,


Thanx: To all the kind souls out there who continue to put forth love, caring, compassion and guidance. The world needs you. Appreciates you.

Song: Good Morning Starshine from Hair

Vibe: Mellow but a little anxious and sleepy. Sleepy week. 

Special: I believe that at the heart of our nature lies good, lies feel good. Step towards your truth. Step towards your light. 

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Musing: Okay...diggin' today's tag cloud. We'll keep ya. 

Perhaps Shy

I might be shy. You might be shy. Or, we may not be. But, sometimes shy or bashful or quiet or introverted or awkward or unsure or confused or overwhelmed or a whole host of other labels can put us in a space of reservation.

A sort of holding space until we are ready to advance. 

Sometimes it's a stuck place or an immobilized space or a weird space or a yucky space that we don't want to be in but we won't leave. We know it. It knows us. Keeps us safe and known but maybe just maybe wanting to step out, maybe just maybe wanting to try something new, maybe just maybe thinking, dreaming or fantasizing about other possibilities. 

Sometimes, we are afraid to take steps forward. Sometimes, we are afraid to let go of the past reasons why taking steps forward may not work for us. Sometimes, we are not ready. The possibility of forward movement is simply, well just too much to process. 

So we stay where we are, thinking, dreaming and fantasizing. 

But sometimes we are not aware that by stepping out, we are essentially opening the door, clearing a path, for others. Maybe. Sometimes it's opening the door for us. Laying the path for us to go forward. Sometimes, it's freeing. And just like in the song I'm listening to it helps us to "stand a little taller"

In Love and Stepping,


Music: Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

Vibe: Low energy energized. Strong and confident.

Special: I spoke up yesterday. Shared my truth. That was cool.

Thanx: To AM for providing the forum to share. 

Musings: I used the word "sometimes," a lot. And "maybe." Hmm...

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More Musings: I don't fully get this tag cloud up there but we'll see. Studio of our mind? Art of the soul? I wonder where it gets its ideas