Is easy when what we seek is more important than our selves.

A parent will run into a burning house to rescue a child, never thinking about courage, never thinking about anything but their child’s wellbeing.

If our work in the world is far greater than our limited self, if it serves towards humanity’s all-in wellbeing, then it is not courage that motivates, but love.

Courage is love, an act of the heart.

That which you fear to do might not yet be big enough. It is not motivation that you seek, but truth and a context far greater than your limited imagination.

To step on the stage and give your all, leaving nothing behind, might not require courage. Instead it might require a recognition that your art, when given in totality to the world, is a gift that transforms lives for the better.

The question – are you able to find the larger context upon which your art, your gifts, your precious life needs a stage?

It is not the size of the stage, the shape of the stage, or the audience. It is from the well of giving your whole self to the world that magnificent acts that appear courageous arise.


PS. I will be delivering a webinar next week, November 6th 2018 USA, 7th Aus, open to the public, convened by on how we need to build need models to make the existing ones obsolete. (My podcast interview the week is wth Common CEO, Mark Eckhardt.) It is free. If you care to read more about this, and sign up, you can do so here. 


Photo taken November 4th 2018

Podcast for this week, Mark Eckhardt – Masculinity as “The ability to create experiences that produce love and connection”

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About Dr Christine McDougall


For over twenty years, Dr. Christine McDougall has been the go-to confidant for hundreds of intensely driven, successful businessmen, providing them with a safe private space and incisive facilitation that allows them to overcome inner obstacles and accelerate their growth, away from a world that often punishes them for showing any kind of vulnerability or perceived weakness.

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