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Courage in the face of a lion
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September 2011
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September 2011

“The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition that it does today. Courage originally meant ‘To speak one’s mind by telling one’s heart.’” – Brené Brown


A few nights ago, I dreamt of a warrior, wearing a long red cloak and carrying a spear in his hand. He was in the middle of a field, hunting a lioness. The warrior came upon the lioness and eventually restrained and tamed her. Through this act, the warrior assumed the power of the lioness – physically becoming half human, half lion. 

Later in the dream, the warrior/lion was chasing after me. I was terrified. There was no escape. I could neither outrun nor escape him. My only option was to face him. ...Continue

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  • Candice W. Coghill

    Kristen, as you will see from my reply to you on your lovely blog, this post appeared in my She Writes "last activity" feed just as I was finishing up a reply to a discussion I started in the Blooming Late group entitled "Late Blooming Authors Kicking Cancer's A** !!" The timeliness and pertinence of your Courage in the Face of a Lion post are not unnoticed :)  Thanks for a beautiful post !