Contemplative practice teaches us how to be with our thoughts courageously and attentively, yet free ourselves from the negative side effects of thinking.

This is human nature – we’re vulnerable, and it’s a good thing. A fearless heart embraces this fundamental truth of our human condition.

We can develop the courage to see and be more compassionately in the world, to live our lives with our hearts wide open to the pain – and joy – of being human on this planet.

When we make the courageous choice to be still, rather than running away, we have the chance to establish a relationship with what is.

To choose hope is to step firmly forward into the howling wind, baring one’s chest to the elements, knowing that, in time, the storm will pass.

The courageous heart is the one that is unafraid to open to the world.