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Am I living a brave life?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What is living?
Is it going through the same motions every day or do we only really live we we try something we are afraid of? Taking that chance.

I am not talking about giving up everything and live in a hut in some other country or wearing a steak around your neck in bear country. I am talking about talking to some stranger or joining that exercise class that you are afraid to look like a fool that they don't know what they are doing.

I have always though that I was fearless and now I am not so sure. I am the kind of person that stand up to the bear fighting for her dog, jumping in the water to rescue the drowning kid or jumping on a person with a gun.

But I am not the person that would call someone on the phone to say hey lets go do something or stop talk to the person that I see could really benefit from spark people as we exercise in the same park.

I guess what I am trying to say it is easy to think that I am brave when I am doing these things that outwardly seem brave but these don't scare me. What scares me is rejection and interaction with others. I have not been living a brave life I have been living the life of a chicken(that really makes me angry)

I spent the last couple of days agonizing about reaching out to say howdy to some people and wondering if they would accept me or reject me. Well I did it ! I am so energized because I did it!

I want to live a brave life not a fearless life, fearless means you are not afraid, and it is always harder to do something that you fear.

I will be brave
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MYPOINT 6/3/2011 12:31PM

    But you are one of the most bravest people I know with a huge heart and full of love. You adopted several children at once. I find that so heart warming, generous. loving and very, very brave! I am so glad I added you as my friend!

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MOUNTAINKATIE 2/11/2011 12:10AM

    good for you! it is good to have a large social circle. Keep being brave! ~Katie

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TEXASFILLY 1/1/2011 1:54AM

    You ROCK, Chyrl! *hugs* Good for YOU! Hey, if you get a chance, check out Rhonda Britten's "Fearless Living." Her story is incredible, and I found her book enlightening. Happy New Year!

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CHRISTYFG 12/3/2010 1:23AM

    Of course, the difference in fighting the bear to save your dog or jumping in the water to save a drowning child is this: You don't take time to think about it, you just DO it.

I think we agonize so much over what other people may think of us and our possible rejection by those people. The truly happy, vibrant people I have known in my life are those who live for the joy of living and don't give much thought to what anyone else things. I've always wished that I could be that "fearless" & brave, too!



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FINALLYINSPIRED 11/20/2010 3:30AM

    Your last line about living a life not a fearless life says a lot.
Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is how you handle yourself when you are faced with fear.
Congratulations on conquering your fear and bravely reaching out to help others.
You were FANTASTIC!!!

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WILDRICE99 11/19/2010 11:48PM

    Interesting! So, you want to go outside your comfort zone. Good for you! You are making the world a better place.

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BLESSED2BEME 11/18/2010 11:45PM

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I'm a shy, quiet person although you can't really tell that here on sp. It is easy to come out of our shells here because it feels safe. At least to me it does. However, in person, it is so much harder. I'm so much like you from what you have written here. Bravo for being brave! You will gain so much from opening up to others:)

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