The Importance of Courage and Openness

The Importance of Courage and Openness

courage, quoteThe secret to happiness is freedom…the secret to freedom is courage.                ~ Thucydides

Originally posted January, 2018

So I’ve discussed recently that I’ll soon be taking some time off again.  There are a number of options that sit before me.  I’ve considered doing a bit of vagabonding, possibly moving to Mexico for a couple of months, I’m having conversations about some business ventures with a friend and doing some hiking.

The thing is that now I’ve taken the first step and resigned my position, I’ve let myself become open to things, honestly open to consider almost anything.  It has always been my contention and it’s echoed by Paulo Coehlo’s book the Alchemist, that when you make the effort, the universe does whatever possible to make your dreams come true.

As such some positive little things have been popping up, just yesterday I stumbled into an opportunity to teach English in Taipei including salary and room and board.  An idea that I’m actually pretty excited about.

Right now things are utterly chaotic for me, there is no plan, as of July 1st I don’t know where I’ll be living or if I’ll be living anywhere.  I don’t know if I’ll be solely focused on a new business venture, vagabonding across the US or moving to Taiwan.  It’s all a bit terrifying, but that’s where the courage comes in.  But in the process staying open to what life has to offer seems to be bringing me some great opportunities if not a lot of certainty at the moment.

This all comes back to the idea of getting out of your comfort zone to find change in your life.  I’m a planner, having everything so up in the air is uncomfortable as hell and definitely outside of my comfort zone, but that’s what also makes it so exciting.  As we’ve talked about here before if you’re not happy where you are in life than you have to make a change, change is uncomfortable but often leads to really wonderful things.  So have the courage to make that positive change in your life and have a happy day my friends.

~ Rev Kane

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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