Courage is a product of higher purpose. Courage conquers the fear of pain, of loss of life or the loss of a loved one. With higher purpose, you gain the power to spring into action and achieve your mission despite any fear that you may feel.
The conquest of fear is one of the primary reasons for life on Earth. When you identify with a higher purpose you rise above the fear. From this, you learn that higher consciousness frees you from the immobilizing numbness of basic, primeval fear.
Acts of great heroism occur when a person rises above their own fear for survival and acts to save others from injury and death. Even those who physically die in the attempt pass on into the spirit realms with the knowledge of a very valuable lesson; that higher purpose, a higher state of consciousness, is the key to overcoming basic fear.
Courage is required to let go of a loved one who has a terminal illness when it is their time to pass on to the next life.
It takes courage to stand up for your beliefs, especially if they are not widely held.
It takes courage for you to be who you are when you know that your mission is to be yourself and to express exactly who you are.
It takes courage to break through the fear that you might be inadequate and then go on to discover your inner power.
Your inner being has the strength to overcome all obstacles.
Courage springs from communion with your inner being.
Courtesy of Owen Waters, www.spiritualdynamics.net