Courage…

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh (Red Lips High Heels)

Courage…

It’s this inner voice…

Talking to you every morning while drinking your coffee and wondering about the rest of your day, and every night before sleeping: ‘try again tomorrow’,

Asking you to be patient while driving for hours to your work, stuck in Beirut traffic, noise and air pollution,

Giving you strength to look in the eyes of those who try to oppress you, or others, even if there is a risk of losing your job,

Letting you open your mouth and roar, or be silent and wait for the right moment to open it again,

Helping you to reach a balance between your career and your family, your aspirations-needs and others’,

Whispering words of comfort in sickness, separation, and following the death of loved ones,

Driving you to open your door, understand and respect diversity, be inclusive, cooperative, compassionate, a peace builder in a war zone…, and close it when facing manipulative and controlling behavior,

Love…

Telling you to get up, shake your legs and neurons, even if your expectations are not met, even if you are afraid, angry and depressed…

Perseverance…

Giving you faith in your country, even if you would rather leave it…

Embracing the unknown…

Giving you faith in yourself: you are not a victim, a doormat, a pushover,

Teaching you to honor how you have survived so far and to trust that you have within you all of the resources you need to transform your world…

Resilience…

Courage is about doing things you and others think you cannot do…

Courage is daring to struggle…

Courage is about expanding your mind… your life…

Courage is about trying to be more humane…

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  1. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  2. and i believe i read your motto Dr. is : “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
    🙂

  3. Positive positive positive!!
    such as nice way to begin one’s day!
    courage indeed one needs in every moment of life

  4. i agree an inner voice. nobody can teach you to be courageous. others can help. but you have to take your own decisions, only you learn from your past mistakes, only you chose not to make them again and try alternative paths

  5. A appliquer au niveau individuel et collectif. Même si pas mal de personnes sont courageuses, on a du mal à rassembler tout ce courage et en faire un courage collectif. Je pense au Liban 🙁

  6. I always follow your blog Dr. Chrabieh
    Keep up your good work and your faith
    i’m sure many are against peacebuilding nowadays and will try to do everything in their power to silence peacebuilders
    nevertheless, you and others have enough inner strength to pursue your struggles for a more ‘humane’ human being and society

  7. Going to make some coffee and listen to my inner voice 😉
    i need it! especially when living in this country… instability kills your mind and soul

  8. Crazy times we live in. Needing crazy measures, like never surrending to despair. True that if you believe in peace in a war zone, you will definitely be seen as ‘crazy’. So be it!

  9. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

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