Courage is free. Anyone can have it. Courage can be considered by another term – spirit.
The Buddha taught compassion through the concept of “being” or how we actively engage days and life. But it is hard for us to actively engage such a “spirit of being” in todays always on, high demand, high attention world. So we must have courage instead.
In other words, when we work courageously for our betterment, our relationships with others, (regardless of what they are), our actions by their very nature become compassionate. It’s a subtle but powerful mindset shift that we can apply without overthinking it or complicating our days. Just embrace each moment, the ones that scare you and the ones that elate you. Share that energy in all you do, encourage it in others and quietly within our courage became compassion.
Peace and Love, Jim