How Martin Luther King Inspired Courage

Today we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King.  Martin Luther King devoted much of his life to implementing justice and equality for all. He also invoked a spirit of courage, when he stood up for what he believed in, without giving control of his thoughts to the consequences. On this day, we celebrate his life as well as what he brought forth to our entire nation.

Since Martin Luther King sparked a great energy of courage, let’s define courage today. 

Courage allows us to test out our true beliefs. Imagine if Martin Luther King did not have courage to face the atrocities that existed in front of him? Where would we all be now?

As a result of his courage and faith in a higher source, he was able stand up for what he believed in and helped people not only in America, but across the world because he stood up veraciously for what he thought was right which was justice and equal rights for all people.

Having courage is about having the tenacity to stand up for what you know is right and take steps in a certain direction, no matter what the perceived outcome. Courage takes patience and willingness.

In life, there are times when there will be upsets or hardships. During these times, it is important to foster a spirit of courage to endure and move forward with whatever situation you are in. You are your path, which is full of changes, adventures, hardships, and mysteries; so, it is important to experience these obstacles with love, helping you to endure tough times.

Having faith and an inner space of love gives one courage to endure tough times and stand up to whatever challenges one may be facing. Once you have courage, you can stand up for what you believe in or what you feel is right.

Take this day to reflect on how you can be more courageous in your life, like a great leader, Martin Luther King. What can you do to be more courageous? What can you learn from people who are courageous?

Courage is one of the principles in the book, Discover Yourself a Personal Development Workbook.  Click here to learn more about our workbooks and journals.

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