Merriam Websters Dictionary defines courage as:
mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
Courage with a capital C brings images of battles with guns, doctors or lawyers. Most of my battles ask for courage with a small c. Beginning or persevering with the project I am resisting; balancing the checking account, giving the dog a bath or asking to have a conversation.
Usually the resistance is more uncomfortable than the task. Stopping to ask "Where is this resistance coming from?" generates a little girl voice in my head saying "I just don't want to!". The resistance of a young child not picking up toys, eating peas or saying "I'm sorry" because an adult is telling them to. I like this child-like rebellion. She reminds me to find my own way, to play and ask for what I want.
Brene Brown shares in an interview with Oprah that "We can choose courage or comfort, but we can't have both.
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But I want both!
Merriam Websters Dictionary has 2 meaning for comfort:
: to give strength and hope to : cheer
: to ease the grief or trouble of : console
Can I have courage with hope and ease? Taking little steps. Finding ways to make tasks I am resisting fun. Celebrate the efforts and completions. Creating ways to move forward with joy.