September 11, 2019
I surrender to the fire of transformation.davidji
“All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we create our world.”Buddha
Michael Nila, founder of Blue Courage, learned: “You can’t intellectualize yourself into patience, into kindness, into compassion, into passion, into listening – these are born, nurtured, cultivated in your heart! We are the inheritor of our actions; our actions are the ground on which we stand.” This was on his last trip to India in 2018.
As we near the beginning of our journey, and as our team makes last minute preparations, we need to surrender to the experiences that lay ahead. We need to open our minds and our hearts to absorb all the learning, energy, adventure, and sentiment that await us.
Blue Courage is about cultivating the tools that will help us with transformation. We venture on this journey — this pilgrimage — to amplify our awareness, our learning, our transformation. While each of us have hopes for what this adventure will bring, we must let go of expectations and preconceived notions to consume all that we can from this experience. We must let go of our need for control, our fears, our judgements. We must be willing to be vulnerable to the opportunities ahead and have the humility to reflect and grow. In our vulnerability lies our strength. And only with the utmost humility and acceptance can we add significantly to our story, our hero’s journey, that will lead to the amplification of our best selves, towards enlightenment and awareness.