Yesterday I began reading Courage: Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence by Debbie Ford. Now this is a book I will have finished very quickly. I could relate almost immediately to the journey of Debbie’s story. Her awakening of facing denial, having to realize an illness with life threatening consequences, and the need to stop and put self first.
The power punches start in the Introduction, well actually the poem “Unbound” at the beginning, and the eloquent Foreword from Dr Wayne W. Dyer. This paragraph in the Introduction got me inspired:
“What do we need to be confident, to stand in all our strength, and to feel great about ourselves? We need to rebuild our confidence. And we must begin by improving our self-esteem. We need to learn to love all of who we are – our history, our flaws, our misgivings, our weaknesses, and our fears. And even more than learning to love ourselves, we need to take love as a cause. We need to become warriors of love. We need to fight for ourselves and be warriors instead of victims, fighters instead of followers.
Why a warrior? Because a warrior lives and acts with great strength, integrity, and commitment. A warrior has ignited the courage within. She can face her toughest emotional challenges and break the old patterns. A warrior takes an aggressive stance toward her opponents – which are, so often, the fearful voices of the enemy within.”
WOW… no more words needed, and this is only the introduction.
What can you do today to become a warrior of love?
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