The world needs us right now.
That’s clear for everyone to see.
There are a million ways I could write about this, and all of them have me left in tears.
There are a million sources that you could find this out to see it would be true.
I believe that right now the world needs us to be BRAVE more than ever.
The world needs our bravery. Our own unique individual courage.
The world needs our hearts’ inspiration to lift it up.
There is absolutely no way I’m going to sit here and say “THINK POSITIVE”. Although I have said this many times in my life, and probably will again in my life. It’s a comfort. It’s a phrase that pops out in times where there may be an uncomfortable silence when someone is going through a tough time. I know, it’s something we have all done. And will continue to do form time to time.
But, I’m not going to preach that here.
What I believe is that we all need to put our big BRAVE suits on. We need to suit up.
We need to get ready to stand together and stronger than ever in our bravery suits.
But these suits are different.
These ones are the bravery suits that encompass all the feelings. All the emotions. AND especially all the vulnerability that comes with being brave.
THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS.
We need our collective, our society, our human race to suit up in their armour of HUMAN BRAVERY.
This world is being represented as a scary place, that’s no surprise to anyone.
But the world isn’t a scary place. People are making it a scary place.
Nature sometimes is unknown, that’s scary.
Change is also scary – and that is what our world knows best.
But this world isn’t scary.
It’s beautiful, and it’s calling us to be Bravely Beautiful.
I believe that right now more than ever we need one another.
We need to see each other’s soft spots. We need to see each other’s hearts.
We need to be able to not only fall but also rise.
We need to be able to help others do the same.
We need to acknowledge the darkness within ourselves and each other. Within the world.
We need to be able to see it, hear it and sit with it.
We need to be able to be uncomfortable with one another.
We need to help one another grow.
This world needs us.
We need each other.
Bravery isn’t just about doing things and being fearless the entire way through.
It’s actually quite the opposite. It has EVERYTHING to do with being terrified and doing it anyway.
The world right now is surrounded by fear.
It has got so many aspects being thrown at us that could leave us in a puddle of fear and stay there.
I refuse to accept that.
I refuse to live in a place that FEAR is the main feeling and motivator for life.
Nah-Uh, that’s how I REFUSE to live.
I want to live in a world that may be a little scary sometimes, that may be uncomfortable.
I want to live in a world that when that happens we RISE together.
I want to know that when that happens we will be able to look to the stranger beside us and feel what they are feeling. We will be able to look in their eyes and send love with just a glance.
I want to live in a world where being BRAVE has absolutely NOTHING to do with pushing aside feelings. I want to live in a world where wearing your feelings on your sleeve makes you brave.
I want to live in a world that sees bravery as admitting and acknowledging when things are hard. When they just absolutely suck and are downright terrifying. I want to live in a place that admits to this. And in those moments, they decide to choose to rise. To be resilient WHILE STILL holding space for emotions and feelings of oneself and others.
Because we all know this, we just want to be seen and heard for who we truly are and what we are really feeling.
We want to feel supported and connected and part of the community.
I want to live in a world that has flaws, that sometimes is painful.
I want to live in the same world that has beautiful nooks and crannies to explore with the most amazing strangers, who become family.
My community. My home.
There are so many ways we’re brave every single day.
AND ALL OF THEM INCLUDE being a little bit scared.
But what happens when that scarcity takes over?
there are a thousand and one ways to be brave on a daily basis.
- when you check your bank account
- when you turn on the news
- when you listen to a friend who’s sad
- when you get in your car
- when you tell someone you love them
- when you try something new
- when you go to a workout class
- when you wake up and leave the house
- when you go to work
- when you drop your kids off at school
- when you go to school
- when you get on an airplane
- when you do something you KNOW your family wouldn’t approve of
- when you DO YOUR OWN THING
- when you fall in love
- when you say no
- when you choose yourself
- when you sit with your feelings
- when you share your feelings
There are a thousand and one ways to be BRAVE on a daily basis.
You do it all the time.
But the world needs you to be the bravest you’ve ever been now.
It needs you to be not just BRAVE but Bravely Beautiful.
The world needs you to wake up.
To wake up to your potential.
To see yourself in your light.
So it can radiate out so far that it illuminates around the world.
The world needs you to take a stance for your beliefs.
The world needs you to tell people you love them.
The world needs you, to be honest about your feelings.
The world needs you to decide you matter.
The world needs you to believe in yourself.
The world needs you to be LOVE.
The world needs you to be a guiding light.
The world needs you to meet your darkness so you and we can meet your light.
The world needs what you have.
Your unique brave coat of armour, more than ever now.
When we stand in our Bravely Beautiful armour, we stand imperfect.
We stand in a naked vulnerable suit that shows our true essence.
This is what being Bravely Beautiful really means.
It means showing the world your true colours.
It means standing as you are and inviting others to do the same.
This is what the world needs.
This is what the world is going to get.
Want to save the world?
It’s time to be Braver than you’ve ever been.
It’s time to be you.