24 hours to live? Think about it for a moment.
Would you be happy with the life you led or would you look back in disappointment?
Would the world be a better place for you having been on the planet? Or would you think you hadn’t even really started to live yet?
Courage is rarely reckless. As author Alice MacKenzie Swaim said, courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go, but the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Theologian Thomas Moore said vulnerability and courage were not opposites. They went together like yin and yang, like two sides of a coin.
The Chinese holy text, the Tao Te Ching, extols what seems to be a paradox. It says: Yield and be strong, Bend and be straight, Empty and be full.
Being simultaneously vulnerable and courageous allows us to be open to another and to allow others to find their own strengths.
Now could be the time for you to jump into the unknown waters. The water may be shallower than you thought or saltier, but jump anyway.
After all, we were born into this world to find truth and the essence of ourselves and we may as well do it with enthusiasm.