What does it mean to live with true bravado? By definition, bravado means to show a vaunted display of courage or self-confidence; swagger. To me, bravado means facing intimidating, daunting tasks with openness, moving into a place that is beyond fear. That is what it takes to do something as audacious as moving across the world knowing no one but expecting the best. It’s what it takes to be true to yourself and follow what inspires you. I invite you to contemplate how you can live a life of authenticity, openness, and fearlessness…a life of true bravado.
“Acknowledging fear is not a cause for depression or discouragement. Because we possess such fear, we also are potentially entitled to experience fearlessness. True fearlessness is not the reduction of fear, but going beyond fear.”- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche