“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences — good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as “ordinary courage.” Brené Brown
The following short movie is one of the best short movies I have ever seen. It really beautifully touches on the subject of identity, potential and the importance of words.
I have used it for a reflection session at work and with a group of young people in church. Next week I am going to use it for a session about potential with a group of 18-year-old girls.