Wisdom develops over time from experiences where you learn about yourself.
Self-knowledge is knowing oneself. Self-knowledge is important so that you live YOUR life… your OWN life… and your choices meet YOUR innate needs, yearnings and goals; and so you live in harmony and alignment with who you are.
Self-knowledge is knowing yourself so you can make the appropriate choices to meet your needs and resonate with who you are.
COURAGE is required for action; so that you respect and honour who YOU are through your choices.
Courage for me, encapsulates so many aspects and includes qualities of strength; wisdom; tenacity; compassion; integrity; faith; determination; surrender; resilience; love; acceptance… and all these qualities at different times have enabled me to lead a ‘courageous’ life.
Courage for me isn’t about being ‘fearless’. For me it is about fighting for what matters to me; and then having the wisdom to know when to surrender and walk away. I have found it has sometimes taken far more courage to surrender something than to actually fight for it.