What is courage? Is it the absence of fear? Is it feeling the fear and moving forward in spite of it?
The root of the word courage is cor- the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms , the word courage had a very different definition than it does today. Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart". Over time, this definition changed and today courage is more synonymous with being heroic . We've lost touch with the idea that speaking honestly and openly about who we are, what we're feeling, and about our experiences (good and bad) is the definition of courage. "Ordinary courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line." -Brene Brown
There is a saying amongst Veterans that ,"It takes the strength of a warrior to ask for help".