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Episode 24 - Choosing Courage
Episode 248th November 2021 • Choosing Happy • Heather Masters
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Courage, a quality I believe we all need now in spades, if we are to move through the shifts and changes we are seeing in the world.

In this episode I look at where we need to be especially courageous, where we are already being courageous and may not recognise it and what I think courage really means.

Topics include:

  • Why is courage crucial now?
  • What is courage?
  • How are you courageous and where I believe courage is required going forward.

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Hello, and welcome to the choosing happy podcast.

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I want to apologize for.

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Delay getting the next podcast to you.

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I had two weeks where I took time out to really reflect on what content I

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wanted to offer to this podcast now.

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And in the future, everything is changing as you probably know,

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Outside and around the world.

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And I just wanted to make sure that I was addressing the things that listeners

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might want to know about tonight.

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I'm looking at courage and the courage that it will take for us to move

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forward in this ever-changing world with these very strange circumstances.

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So I wanted to cover courage and what I am finding for myself around courage.

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Courage means in terms of having to step up to Wade through the really

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fast changes that are happening and the courage to choose, to be happy to

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let go of things that are dying away and to embrace the new and the courage

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to have a vision for the future.

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So all of that, and more in this week's choosing happy podcast.

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Courage.

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What does that mean to you?

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When are you being courageous?

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Do you think it takes courage to choose happy?

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For me, courage is not about not being afraid.

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It's about being frightened and doing it anyway, moving through that

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resistance, that feeling of being challenged, that feeling of wanting.

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Closed down rather than open up over the past few weeks, I've had what I believe

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in and how I believe the world works.

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Constantly being brought into question and challenged, and I'm

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learning that exploring or the perspectives of the premises.

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Other presuppositions and paradigms also takes courage to allow yourself to

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admit that how you thought and made your decisions and how you made your choices

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and how you believed your world work has been not just inefficient, but actually

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detrimental to how you've lived your life.

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And that that perspective has quashed your creativity, your personal power and your

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ability to create the life that you want.

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It's humbling, challenging, and unsettling.

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When your internal view of the world is shaken to the core, we want

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to navigate back to solid ground.

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I've been learning how to be happy living in the not knowing.

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And I'm not saying I'm doing it all the time.

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I'm struggling as though I've been learning, actually putting it into action.

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I find really challenging.

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All of my doubts, my fears, my shirts, my most, my limitations,

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my beliefs are coming up to get me to swim back to the shore and find

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that old island of solid ground when I'm on my way to somewhere new.

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And this is just my personal experience, my internal world and my experience

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of finding my truth and my reality.

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And when I look at the paradigm shattering things that are happening

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around the world, I acknowledged that this is the next step of my journey,

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and I believe it's the next step of a lot of other people as well.

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And there are unlikely to be many solid foundations to build on for

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quite some time as what we've known.

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Over our lifetimes is disintegrating, crumbling, and calling on us to

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create something new and magnificent.

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We can only begin to create something new by changing our thinking

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process by perceiving and intuiting in new and magnificent ways.

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Otherwise we're likely to replace the old was a copy of what came before

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as an it analyst and contracts.

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I remember working for a company who invested millions and the best

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cutting edge software package to your place and old system, they bought

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the package and switched off all of the cutting edge parts of the system.

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So what they ended up with was a festival version of the old system,

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nothing really had changed, and this is what we want to avoid.

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It takes courage these days to dream and envision beyond what

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we've been programmed to know what we feel we are limited to doing.

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It takes lateral thinking, critical thinking innovation and creativity,

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and that doesn't always come from the most experienced people often.

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It's the novices.

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The beginners that can think beyond the paradigm because they don't

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have a picture of what the paradigm should be, what the box looks like.

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There are no edges, they haven't been programmed into what the

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limitations of the system are.

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They can ask and dream of functionality and possibilities and creation and

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innovation and expand paradise.

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For instance, I remember writing a user guide and installation guide

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and a training course retrospectively for a mobile phone reporting system.

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The fact, I didn't know, the system turned out to be a huge advantage, but when I

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began, that's not what I saw when I began, I felt intimidated that I didn't know how

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the system worked, but I realized that.

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My gold.

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Every question I came up with was almost certainly going

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to be asked by someone else.

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Writing a client guide, a user guide and how it works was easy because I decided

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to document every place I got stuck.

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Every question I had, every step I took to learn and build the system myself.

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The other advantage was that the tech team who knew the system were too busy to help.

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So I had to figure things out.

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As I went along, I had to figure things out is if I was the trainee going through

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the training, sometimes lack of knowledge and preconceptions are huge advantage.

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If you have no preconception or don't understand what supposedly

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isn't possible, you come up with possibilities beyond the norm.

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And I believe it takes massive courage to operate from there.

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And you world is daunting.

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If you hadn't noticed and beyond the veil of propaganda and nonsense,

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there are millions of people around the world, forming new communities,

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exploring how we begin to create something new and wonderful.

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What do we want our new world to look like?

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How do we move through this transition together was a focus on harmonious

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communities, honoring mother earth, while raising consciousness

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and awareness and opening up to new realities and opportunities.

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We've never allowed ourselves even to contemplate or imagine I, for one,

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I'm realizing how much courage this.

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No matter the scale or the location or who you are.

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It takes courage to step up and commit to being a part of this new world and

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to be open to new ways of thinking new ways of being new ways of awareness,

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uh, new ways of openness to ideas that yesterday seemed like conspiracy theories.

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It takes courage to love and truth and integrity and service,

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and to have compassion and forgiveness around the world.

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Why does it take courage

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in opening up?

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We work through cognitive dissonance.

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A whole self wants to deny and disbelieve what has been presented because it

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feels threatened at a deep primal level.

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Our egos, my ego would rather have me die than to acknowledged the

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premise that it's been working with.

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The beliefs values and reality system it's created to keep me safe.

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And how it sees the world works, but it's no longer true.

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It has nothing to hold on to or to direct with.

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It doesn't know what's true anymore.

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It takes courage to be open, to questioning everything

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you once held as true.

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And to look beyond the reality structure you've created for

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yourself and that's being presented.

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All of your life to the possibilities and the other realities and

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paradigms that are out there.

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But once you've worked your way, courageously through the shift, through

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the cognitive dissonance, you're likely to find yourself was another challenge.

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You've crossed the bridge and you've left many people who

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are probably closest to you.

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On the other side, you could go back.

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And live a life with a memory of what the other side looks like.

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We could drop the bridge, preventing you from returning to that old

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paradigm to draw up the bridge takes.

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You learn that you have to leave others behind and step onto a path

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of self expansion that you had never imagined or anticipated before.

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One way you learn that responsibility for yourself, and then for those

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around you, and then for humanity lies with you in whatever form

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that takes for you in particular.

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Your contribution to the new vision, to the lights, to the higher resonance,

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to the new planets is truly valuable.

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And how that shows up for you is yours alone.

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It takes courage to let go of the past and to work out your role.

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As you watched the world crumble, you watch those, you love suffer

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while most people, you know,

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exist and an oblivious fog.

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It takes courage to navigate these two realities to be called insane,

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to be de-friended, to be shunned by friends and family for your new

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controversial and supposedly radical.

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As the old paradigm breaks down and the veil collapses and the wizard is revealed.

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It takes courage to sit with your truth to let go of the, I told you so, and

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two, instead of the compassion, support and guidance where you can, it takes

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courage through all of this to serve, to get your own wellbeing in place.

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To stay safe and strong and to take care of yourself on your family.

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First and foremost, it takes courage to choose happy and all of this,

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it takes courage to choose from your own flavor of illusion, your own bank with.

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It takes courage to choose focus, to choose, to recognize where your focus is

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and to choose to refocus when you need to, it takes courage to acknowledge when

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you are reacting rather than responding when you were in someone else's stuff,

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trying to be right, and to win rather than stepping back, letting them.

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And instead often compassion and the belief that they have full responsibility

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for their paths and their choices as you do yours, it takes courage to

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let go when you know, it's best and wisest that they go that path alone.

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Every emotion wants to challenge you and to fight and to persuade.

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These people, they, you know, better.

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It takes courage to let that go.

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It takes courage to observe when you've done all that you can, and to watch the

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consequences unfold, it takes courage to be right when you don't want to be right.

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It takes courage to stay focused on the purpose.

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On the reason you're here on the power of your variables.

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And the greater purpose, which is so much greater than us, it

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takes courage to feel the grief and the pain and to choose happy.

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Anyway, it takes courage to live with deliberate intent, recognizing that the

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choices we make in every moment satisfy a goal unconsciously or consciously.

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And it takes courage to question your motives.

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It takes courage to be brutally honest with yourself as everything

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unfolds and everything unfurls within

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and all of this would take courage and what we once would

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call normal circumstances.

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Yeah, everything feels so much more magnified now and much

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more noticeable as we shift.

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It takes courage to forgive, to have compassion, to be willing, to

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understand, and to allow each person their own task, their own choices,

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their own part in this great unfolding.

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It takes courage to recognize that they have their own responsibilities

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for their own journey.

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No matter how hurt you feel, watching them walk over.

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It takes courage to focus on a new future, a new and beautiful world, a

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new magnificence, a new life from of us while paying witness to the destruction

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of the old, it takes courage to trust that everything is unfolding perfectly.

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It takes courage to acknowledge.

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There is so much more.

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We do not.

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It takes courage to acknowledge the darkness.

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We still do not know.

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It takes courage to choose what we do with what we do know, and to take our

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own path in this magnificent unfolding.

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It takes courage to choose happy and all that.

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To recognize the magic that is with us in every moment, the magic of the sunrise,

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the spirit and vibration of a tree, the gratitude we feel for the food and water.

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We have the joy and the child's innocent smile, the open hearted

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freedom and laughing out loud.

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You are courageous.

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My friend.

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And what I want to offer you going forward was choosing happy is a way to stay

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courageous, to stay connected and to build a community of courageous Lightworkers

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who are helping humanity and the planet move into a new and beautiful world.

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Thank you for listening.

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I have some courses online taking your business online.

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Websites.

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A couple of them are workshops.

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Just get together to explore how we can move forward together, how you can move

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forward as a business and on the choosing happy website, how you can move forward.

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If you're looking to create a new community and a new paradigm for

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yourself and those around you.

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And I invite you to have a look at those, all of the links are in the show notes.

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Thank you, sir.

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For listening and I look forward to sharing more with you and next

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