Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK,
Canada

Upon delving into a good book, I immediately enter into a relationship with the author, the characters, and the story. Each love affair is unique. I often find myself embedded in the world the author has created.

    My heart rarely beats faster than in the first moment I walk into a bookstore. As I take a couple steps passed the entrance, I stop to look around, breath in, and smile. My senses are heightened, my mind is clear, and I feel at peace.

    My adoration of bridges follows suit. Living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has sparked my appreciation for these beautiful pieces of architecture. To me, stepping onto a bridge evokes a sense of freedom. A bridge can symbolize the choice to cross over to a new era, to take on a new adventure, or to strive for a new circumstance.

    Whether it is a book, a movie, a collection of music, et cetera, I aspire to share my take on the pieces of work I encounter. I hope you enjoy what my site has to offer as I'll use it to share reviews and my views.

Are You Brave Enough?

I challenge you to look at others as the pure love that they are at the core of their humanness – at the innermost of their imperfection. And perhaps even more challenging is this: Are you brave enough to know yourself as the truth – the love – that you are?

Are You Brave Enough?

Casey Balon

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This past October, I attended a conference called Pays to Be Brave in San Diego. At first glance, I underrated the event named as “brave,” deeming it too simple, too surface level. As it turns out, my ego misled me. The event was anything but too simple.

In a way, I’ve always underestimated the power held within the word “brave” in the same way that I’ve underestimated the power held within me. You see, the name “Casey” is derived from an Irish surname descending from “cathasaigh,” meaning brave and vigilant. I’ve read that it’s furthered referred to as “brave in battle.”

I find it interesting that, as I look back at my life thus far, I see that being brave in battle is exactly what I have been. I bring truth, when it is most difficult. I bring light to where there is darkness. I bring courage to the fear.

I think we all need to see ourselves as the intentional creations that we are, knowing that the power that lies within us – the essence that created us – is waiting to be explored, to be revealed.

When we begin to love one another and truly see one another, we can embrace the steadfast internal knowing that we are all representations of the truth. There is a divine spirit that flows through every one of us – the energy of that which created us.

I challenge you to look at others as the pure love that they are at the core of their humanness – at the innermost of their imperfection. And perhaps even more challenging is this: Are you brave enough to know yourself as the truth – the love – that you are?

For I know you can. I feel you can. I hope you know the freedom within that.

-Casey

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