Ah but what is courage?
For without fear one would never know.
Words are a way to convey emotions, without words, feelings or knowledge of them would be void.
Courage is not the absence of fear! The word courage originated with the thought of the heart. The heart is considered the seat of emotions, thus the original meaning of courage is heart.
Courage is to face danger; however one perceives it, and hold back the desire to give up or run.
If fear were completely absent, how would you learn how to strengthen your heart?
Courage and fear are reliant on each other. Let’s face it, how many times have we done something we were afraid of, only to face it every time with trembling anyway? Oh, it may become easier, yes but fear will always rise to meet you, lest you forget its existence.
Fear is a natural emotion to teach us about ourselves and how to be human. I’d rather feel than to be so numb, becoming an emotionless ghost walking in a tomb.
Twain understood the importance of standing against the grain in order to renew and strengthen the human heart.
Stay blessed, be you, face your fears in trembling and awe, smile on the inside knowing your heart is excersing its right to feel.