August 2015: Bravery

August 2015 MotM
August 2015 MotM

Download the August 2015 Mandala of the Month

“It’s not brave unless your scared” – from the movie “Bounce”

When we see people doing brave and courageous things, we think they must be fearless. The truth is, however, they’re probably quite scared yet they follow through anyway because the objective of their action propels them through their fear.

Susan Jeffers, PhD wrote one of my favorite self-help books: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway. To this day, the title alone inspires me to keep moving forward.

In her book she states that our greatest fear is the fear that we won’t be able to handle whatever it is that we fear. She offers us the mantra “I can handle it I can handle it. I can handle it.”

If you think about, so far we’ve handled everything that has happened to us so far…yes…somethings probably went better than others but overall, we’re still here.

I highly recommend checking out her “Five Truths about Fear.”

With all that in mind, this month’s mandala reminds us to connect with our heart to find our courage…and to keep moving forward.

Ponder this as we color this month’s mandala.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen,
The Mandala Lady
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