So, I was thinking today (well, actually, I think a lot about this) about how we live in a very fear-based, fear-motivated society.
Wait! Don't go. Stick with me here. You may think I'm going to get political and rambly, but I won't.
I think that we're on to something when we think about how NOT to live that way. It just feels right to question this fear. I speak for myself, I guess. You may not feel the same.
Regardless of what we think about fear, I want to think about what it means to BE BRAVE.
Does it mean you are vulnerable?
It is a fascinating word. Thinking about what brave means is like trying to perfectly capture "love" in one sentence.
I try to be brave. I am still just so silly when it comes to some things. Things that really freak me out: the first 10 minutes roller skating, going down escalators, heights, and I don't like socializing sometimes. I know I get better at being brave with age, so that is nice. I do think I am braver in many "small" ways. I'm pretty honest and speak my thoughts, and socialize more. I have been brave in tough circumstances like giving birth, surviving surgeries and calamities, moving different places, trying new things, going through divorce.
It's a good thing that my brave is increasing because I have a son. Maybe, even though he is so sensitive, he'll have a pretty good chance at living his life in a brave manner. I guess, to me, brave is authentic. It's really hard to be authentic, but to be authentic is good. Right? Or, is that another conversation?
Moving on, I am madly in love with this song. I'm totally providing free publicity here because this song was my entire inspiration for this blog today. A welcome inspiration.
I love the video. You will too.
Brave, Sara Bareilles
Ok, so it's kinda cheesy, but there's a place for that in my heart.