G'day, you tender-hearted warrior...
Hero is the ancient Greek word for "defender/protector". The original meaning of the word carries with it the idea of a person who exhibits uncommon bravery.
And, I think deep down this is who you really are...
A brave defender. A courageous protector.
I know you don't always feel this way. But, like love, being heroic is not a feeling. It's a choice.
If you know anything about Greek mythology, a hero is someone who:
Lives a courageous life...
Isn't afraid to put others before themselves...
Is marked by humility in all their affairs...
Leads from (and follows) their heart...
And, perseveres in the face of extreme challenges.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this is you my friend.
Within you is potential. Capacity. Heart. Courage. Kindness. Strength. And, about a thousand other amazing qualities.
Chances are, the world has tried to beat it out of you. Life has probably come and punched you right in the face. You may be beaten down, but it doesn't change the truth of who you are and what you're capable of.
Within you is a divine spark.
And, all you have to do is let everything else you've been holding onto fade away.
I don't know if you have any idea of how special you really are.
But, if you never read another one of my posts, write this one truth on your heart: you are the hero of your story.
You are the defender of your future.
You are the protector of the good, true and beautiful in your life.
And, you are the only one who can stop you.
The haters can't stop you. The dream-stealers can't stop you. The takers, the deceivers, the liars, the cheats...not a single one of them can stand in your way if you choose to believe.
So, today, take a moment and think about who you are becoming. Think about how far you've come. And, think about how far you have to go.
Then keep going.
After all, you already have everything you need. You simply need the courage to own it. Believe it. And, cultivate it.
Here's to the unimaginable future ahead of you...
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