You saved me that night when I was in my depths of madness on a major freeway hillside in the middle of the darkened night. You were strong, brave, fearless. Your memory stays with me as a jewel in the muck. I aim to be more like your presence that night- a wayshower, a guardian, a responder. There’s no way I could ever repay you. My only hope is that maybe someday someone will thank you for me or that somehow I can pay it forward. I wish I could find you to tell you what your kindness that night means to me still.
“A courageous warrior is a spiritual warrior, ready to fight for the Divine in all its expressions.
A courageous warrior looks at each person as a divine being and each experience as a divine experience. She leads with her heart, powerfully determined to bring about the best in everyone and everything. A courageous warrior speaks out even when everyone is whispering for her to stay silent. She knows that she is powerfully sourced by something much greater than herself and that she can release the judgements of others. Self-approval becomes secondary to divine approval. A courageous warrior stands armed and ready for anything that life might throw her way- a divorce, the loss of a job, an addiction, a hurricane, an oil spill, a family illness, a deep loss, or a heartbreak- because she is filled and sourced each day by divine love and the knowledge that challenge is part of her journey. She knows that every day she will with love, faith, and courage. She is brave enough to leave behind those who might hinder her success or diminish her value. She is confident enough to reach out to those who can help her win. A courageous warrior doesn’t succumb to the internal demons that would knock her down. Instead she fights for a higher truth- a higher love.
So what is truth? What will give us access to this profound and all-powerful force? Why are we here? The answer to this question may be the very cornerstone of this book and the pulsing heart of my work. We are here for one reason and one reason only: to get closer to the divine force that governs the universe, whether you call that force God, Spirit, Love, or Higher Power.”
From Debbie Ford’s Courage: Overcoming Fear & Igniting Self-Confidence