“And the young warrior asked, ‘Grandfather, what is true courage?’
After much thought and silence, the Wise One answered, ‘Well, my son, true courage takes many forms. It is the willingness to listen, it is the strength of conviction, it is the boldness of decision.
“It can be the will to allow your heart’s vision to lead you on a path. Courage can be the will not to falter when presented with distractions or easy, unsure solutions.
“True courage is the willingness to be honest, to stand tall, to be connected to the Creator, to honor the Earth and all living things with humility.
“Above all, true courage is shown when a person is willing to walk in truth, never hurting another living thing, no matter what the opposition.”
~Jamie Sams from Earth Medicine: Ancestor’s Ways of Harmony for Many Moons