The Wizard of Oz is one of my all time favorite movies! I find that I was more of the Cowardly Lion type, not so much a Dorothy, bangin’ those Red Rubies.
I read an interesting post about Courage and the following stuck out the most for me:
“But ultimately, courage must be discovered internally, and seems to spring from a place in us we previously never knew existed, some secret reservoir or inner source of strength, sustenance and steeliness in the face of life’s inevitable catastrophes, frustrations and disappointments.” Stephen A. Diamond, Ph. D
For me personally, considering the residual effects of what I deem the hardest time of my life (2015-2016) what Dr. Stephen Diamond wrote about discovering Courage despite what you face is amazing!
When you can overcome and find that strength to be courageous, you have officially become, “Dorothy”. She lies within all of us if you think about it! At one point she was lost, she found a path and along the way she discovered all of the elements to bring her home.
You see, I “was” the Cowardly Lion.
Unbeknownst to those who shared with me their comments, encouragement and love you are my “Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man”. And you have all motivated me and helped erase insecurities I held before actually publishing my first blog. I did not realize I was hiding behind a talent. Who knew? I reassure you, I didn’t.
Courage, it’s a great feeling and it’s a good look! I mean, how amazing is it when you redefine your shine?
I found my way back home, and now I can say that I am, Dorothy.