Wisdom from Donna Gates
Life is not supposed to be easy. We come here to learn to be a kinder, more loving and more courageous soul. Just as we grow from a small infant to an adult, our soul must grow from infancy to maturity as well.
Sometimes babies are diagnosed with a medical condition called, “failure to thrive.” Too many of us suffer from “soul failure to thrive” simply because we are afraid to fail.
But failure is good. If we try and we fail we learn humility, a wonderful quality to master. But failure is a great teacher only if we have the courage to pick ourselves back up again and keep pursuing our dreams.
Courage is like a muscle. Every time we attempt to do something and fail, it’s an opportunity to exercise our courage muscle and make it grow stronger.
My father taught me courage.
In October 1953, at the age of 32, my father, a Navy pilot stationed aboard a huge aircraft carrier, was suddenly caught in a deadly explosion. Badly burned, he crawled to an opening and called down below for help. It came immediately as he was pulled down into a room where nine enlisted men, all between the ages of 19 and 24, were now trapped….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Donna is the originator of Body Ecology, a world-renowned system of healing.
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