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.