"Faith, acts promptly and boldly on the occasion, on slender evidence."
It's comforting to choose a path that seems well-lit and predictable. But, once in a while, we seem to know with inexplicable confidence that it's time to take a risk.
Moving in faith takes a joyful heart and willingness to surrender perfectionism. Those leaps, both big and small, bring us to a new level of living, thinking and loving.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Japanese say you have three faces.
The first face, you show to the world.
The second face, you show to your friends and family.
The third face you never show anyone.
It is the truest reflection of who you are.
While it is true that you should be careful not to reveal too much about yourself, especially to those who may want to do you harm, the warrior should feel secure enough in who he is to be himself.
Being secure enough to be yourself is a form of sincerity and comes from having good self-confidence, good self-esteem, and living as you should.
Be who you are and be sincere. Have confidence in the person that you are, and the person that you are becoming.
There is no need to put on false faces to try to impress those who you feel may not approve of the real you. Their approval isn't needed. Just be yourself.
If you are living the warrior lifestyle, being yourself will be a form of helping those around you. People need good role models who live with honour, character, and integrity.
Don't hide that from them.
Show them what a man or woman of character acts like.
Be a shining example of honour and integrity, and don't be shy about it.
Show them a man or woman that actually lives by high standards.
This Japanese saying is for the average person that doesn't have enough self-confidence to just be who they are, which covers the majority of the population.
They think that they have to change to impress people; but if you are living as you should, there is no reason to change depending on who you are with.
Let the truest reflection of yourself, who you truly are, be the face that you show to everyone.
And live in such a way that you are not ashamed for all to know the real you - the man or woman who lives the morally right or justifiable lifestyle with honour and integrity.