Do you know the difference between bravery and courage?
Having the heart of a lion, or being lion-hearted, means being brave. Bravery is the ability to face danger, pain, and intimidation without fear.
Courage is the strength to face fear, overcome challenges, and survive pain and suffering. A mindset that enables one to face danger and uncertainty despite fear, having courage means staring down your enemies, climbing your mountains, and walking through fire even though you know there may be painful consequences.
These days, it takes courage just to be yourself. We worry so much about what other people think that we spend a lot of our time, money, and effort on improving ourselves just to feel confident and fit in.
Fear less about what other people think of you. Look deeper within your heart for all the beautiful gifts you have to offer the world - kindness, love, compassion, peace, mercy, and affection. Give yourself credit for everything you’ve learned and accomplished, as well as for how well you treat others.
When you are brave enough to see the beauty within you, you will see your true beauty shine out of you. Use this bravery to be unapologetically and authentically yourself. Stay true to the things that matter most to you. Align your feelings with your beliefs, your actions with your goals, and watch the Universe align your reality with your dreams.
Be brave, fear less, take more chances, and step into the person you were meant to become.