"Is a word that tempts us to think outwardly, to run bravely against opposing fire, to do something under besieging circumstances, and perhaps, above all, to be seen to do it in public, to show courage; to be celebrated in story, rewarded with medals, given the accolade, but to look at its linguistic origins is to look in a more interior direction and toward its original template, the old Norman French, Coeur, or heart.

Courage is a measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with community, work; a future.

To be courageous is not necessarily to go anywhere or do anything except to make conscious those things we already feel deeply and then go live through the unending vulnerabilities of those consequences.

To be courageous is to seat our feelings deeply in the body and in the world… "