this is the original.
the message of “be brave” is one that is constantly on my mind as I navigate my day. a hundred little things come up that make me second guess myself, I choose over and over to be brave and keep listening most closely to the sound of my own voice.
many think the brave are people who don’t feel fear, but that’s not it at all. the brave are those who feel fear and get on with the doing. fear is a natural response to our desire to do anything that is untested or unproven. even if we are watching others do it, if we haven’t done it, fear shows up to say, “nah, not you. you couldn’t pull that off.”
it is our job to say back, “maybe I will fail, but I MUST try.”
I saw a sign in Austin that read: “life doesn’t have a remote, you gotta get up and change it yourself.” to that I say hell yes.
the creation of this talisman was to turn this feeling into something we can touch and hold to remind us all to listen close, pay attention to the pulls of your heart and soul. then too, please, be brave.