You don’t have to feel courageous, you have to be courageous.
There’s a difference.
No doubt there are people who do not have to work at being brave, who were born with courage, who were born fearless. I don’t know about you, but I am not one of them. I suspect most of us do not fall into that category. That’s okay. It’s not necessary.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s short essay, “Freedom From Fear”, wastes no time getting to the point:
It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those subject to it.
Never has this been more evident than with our medical doctors. Medical boards across the nation and the world have essentially put gag orders on doctors, threatening those who spread mis- or disinformation with the loss of their licenses, careers and salaries. What have many if not most of our doctors done? They have succumbed to their fears: the fear of financial ruin, the fear of an uncertain future, the fear of a lack of status and the fear of criminal prosecution. They may rationalize to themselves that their unwillingness to get involved is expedient and wise, that at the right time they will join the fight. Or they may delude themselves into taking the easy route, accepting the edicts of the CDC, NIH and their respective medical boards without the necessary due diligence that a good doctor should exhibit. But it’s fear.At this point many doctors and nurses must be convincing themselves in a conscious (or maybe unconscious) act of self-delusion that the vaccine adverse events they are witnessing are something other than what they obviously are. My wife’s doctor, with a small practice, has dozens patients suffering from vaccine adverse events and at least one vaccine death. When will thousands and thousands of doctors and nurses stand up and say enough is enough? When will they be courageous?
Fearlessness may be a gift but perhaps more precious is the courage acquired through endeavour, courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one’s actions….[emphasis mine]
I’ve read many stories from our frontline warriors who hear from others how much they admire the courage that they do not possess. This misses the point.
Courage is an act, not a feeling.
Suu Kyi says to cultivate “the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one’s actions.” The habit. Do what’s right…every time. One does not wait for courage, one performs an act of courage, whether one feels courageous is irrelevant. Suu Kyi quotes Bogyoke Aung San:
Don’t just depend on the courage and intrepidity of others. Each and every one of you must make sacrifices to become a hero possessed of courage and intrepidity. Then only shall we all be able to enjoy true freedom.[emphasis mine]
The Free Dictionary defines intrepidity as: “The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely,” also, “Resolutely courageous; fearless.” One must be determined to become courageous. It is an act of the will and one can act courageous when one is feeling fearful and unsure. The act itself is what is important, the feelings will come later. With practice, with repeated courageous acts, one cultivates “not merely bodily courage but absence of fear from the mind.” This is a change at the core of our being. By habitually practicing to act in opposition to our fears, there will be a “quintessential revolution…of the spirit.”
It is not enough merely to call for freedom and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring truths, to resist the corrupting influences of the desire, ill will, ignorance and fear.
Saints, it has been said, are the sinners who go on trying. So free men are the oppressed who go on trying and who in the process make themselves fit to bear the responsibilities and to uphold the disciplines which will maintain a free society.[emphasis mine]
It is going to take millions and millions of us worldwide to defeat the globalists, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and our own governments:
A people who would build a nation in which strong, democratic institutions are firmly established as a guarantee against state-induced power must first learn to liberate their own minds from apathy and fear.
Let each and every one of us become a hero possessed of courage and intrepidity.
Not tomorrow, not next week, but today.