To go forth and be Merry, we first must remove the (seeming) obstacles to our merriment.
It takes courage to look within to see where our lives are not what we would like them to be.
It takes will and courage to make the changes that we need to free ourselves from these obstacles, and to see the truth of who we are: Free.
It takes courage to be who we are here to be, without hiding behind the mask of our fears.
It takes courage to walk through the valley of the shadows of death, but the alternative is staying stuck in the very cycles and thought patterns which no longer serve us.
The reward for this courage? Freedom. Peace. Embracing our very own magnificence.
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