What is Courage?

November 3, 2010 3:17am CST
Facing life on life's terms without the use of drugs is not always easy. Recovery requires more than hard work, it requires a liberal dose of courage. What is courage, anyway? A quick look at a dictionary will tell us. We have courage when we f ace and deal with anything that we think of as difficult, dangerous, or painful, rather than withdrawing from it. Courage means being brave, having a purpose, having spirit. So what is courage, really? Courage is an attitude, one of perseverance. That is what an addict in recovery really needs -- perseverance. We make that commitment to stick with our program, to avoid using , no matter what happens. A courageous addict is one who does not use, one day at a time, no matter what. That is all for courage for me.
2 responses
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
6 Mar 11
Courage is greatly publicized especially between some form of heroism.Many of us associate courage, only bravery, boldness and manliness,we want to become heroes, to save mankind. Another facet of man courageous, , very fashionable today, is characterized by a tough character who knows what to do, is calculated, knowing the answer to any question and win everything or at risk of bitter and impassioned that acting crazy in any ordinary situation. What is true courage? True courage comes primarily from acceptance, kindness and love.Because they require the most sacrifice from us. It is courageous to choose to be gentle when those around you and you seem to be pushing against you is an act of courage to love, to love a human being as it is, is an act of courage to accept the those around you and enjoy them without trying to change them.Courage has to do more with the spirit of sacrifice than with rationality. Courage is present then where exist self-abnegation.When you smile even if it is difficult when he firm go ahead even if I'm tired, when we choose to do good even if it can turn against us ... it is courage!
@ravend (661)
• Malta
3 Nov 10
Courage is the ability to leave your cave and face the world outside, knowing that what is there will be something totally unknown. :)