One of the best definitions of courage I’ve ever heard is: ‘Courage is when you’re afraid of doing something and do it anyway’. Let me give you some examples of how this has manifested in my life. The first incident, which comes to mind, happened on February 21, 2009, when I held my first ‘Introduction to Metaphysics Meetup’. Up to this point I had never organized anything much larger than a 10-person class. Once I agreed to do this, however, things, kind of took off on their own. My first Meetup attracted 23 people. Today the group numbers 3629 members, and continues to grow. Another example of overcoming fear, deals with having had to learn to hold events on line. I never really did much with Zoom before March of this year, although I always wanted to.
When COVID 19 hit this year, almost everything I was doing in a group setting switched to mandatory online. I was pretty nervous about having to do this, but lots of practice and the support of a good friend changed things rapidly. I now do all my Meetups and classes online and am really delighted with how well things are moving along. I am not sure whether this is due to the fact that I went past the fear and did it anyway, or because I was so reluctant and appreciate the results even more. Whatever the reason, it happened, and I am so grateful. The point I want to make here is that at this time, more than ever, each of us, in our own way, are being asked to ‘come to the edge and fly’. Is it easy? Usually not. Is it worth it? Absolutely!