I once went to a hospital for treatment. Many people who were waiting there had the same illness as me. I was the youngest one present there. I was afraid I would suffer too much, and my fear was evident on my face. Recognizing that, the lady sitting in front of me smiled at me and said, BE BRAVE. At the time, I didn’t understand what she meant. She probably wanted to say, “Don’t be afraid of the situations that come up. If such a situation arises, deal with it by thinking wisely.
Many years have passed now. I have learned and understood many different things. I realize that I should have been courageous at that time. Anyway, we learn from such situations. Even though she did not know me, the woman had reassured me and helped me deal with the situation, and I realize we need such people in the world.
Nowadays, the Black Lotus app helps me to keep my mind calm in challenging situations. It really helps.
Bravery is not the lack of fear but the ability to move forward despite it.
~ Black Lotus User