“You can bring a tiny flame into a room of darkness and the room will fill with that light. You cannot do the same thing with darkness in a room of light.
Courage is more than bravery. Bravery is ignorance to the danger one faces with one’s own pride. Courage recognizes the danger but continues on in spite of risk. Right now in America we need an awakening of courage more than anything else. The courage to turn to alternative technologies and energies. The courage to give the power of deciding back to the people. The courage to trust one and another to do the right thing.
Sometimes in life all of the dividends of decisions can add up to make an enormous whole. Overwhelmed and frustrated by the ever growing demand place upon us by our current world economy people are confronted with negative emotions. The teachings of many shamans can show that repression of angry, fear-driven or hurt emotions can only cause a permanent scar to wear on the metaphorical sleeve.
Look not to holding in these feelings. Let yourself express them. Let them wash through you and out like a wave. The further under the water you submerge your body, the less the friction of the currents will move you about.
Once they have past, you can look out onto new waters. Your perception makes up a greater toll of the how the world treats you than can be imagined.