Natural disasters. Civil unrest. In challenging times fear can be widespread. To help shift fear to faith, Silent Unity is inviting the world community to unite in prayer for 30 days by affirming the following prayer: The healing, harmonizing spirit of God is present in my life and all life. Peace, order, harmony, and well-being are restored.

Choose to Live Courageously

By Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D.

What a difference it can make if we choose to live courageously! It takes daring just to live, but it takes courage to live your vision. Getting up each morning to face the day as a willing and enthusiastic participant in life takes courage. Every day there are so many opportunities to act courageously, but fear often stands in the way.

Why do we let fear paralyze us? If we know the truth about ourselves, we can choose differently. Instead of letting fear get the better of us, we can let Spirit be our guide, with courage at the reins.

Is it possible to be in touch with your true courageousness without being in touch with Spirit? I don’t think so. We can soar to the top of the mountain when we know that the courage we want is part of us; it's our trust in God. Trust in God will destroy the fear that stifles our efforts.

Fear comes from our misperception of a situation. We look through our human eyes and mind rather than the eyes and heart of God. When we face our fears, acting from the awareness that we are one with Spirit, we learn and nurture courage.

French philosopher Jacques Maritain said, "A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things." When we face our fears head-on, they begin to evaporate. When we embrace what scares us, we find we are endowed with a level of courage that we never knew existed.

Let your courage be the shield that protects you. Let courage direct your spirit's light to shine on your path and give you the strength to live your vision, to dare to risk and go after your dreams. In the end, most people don't regret the things they do. They regret what they failed to do. …

We strengthen and develop our courage by using it. Don't let it go to waste. Trust in who you are and be all you were created to be by living a courageous life. Choose to live courageously.

Silent Unity would love to hear from you. Please share any thoughts, reflections, and blessings you received during the 30 Days of Fearless Living prayer initiative.

If you have a prayer request, please use the online form and it will be placed in our Prayer Vigil Chapel for 30 days of continuous prayer.