Be Courageous

Posted by Laurinda Jones | May 14, 2010 | Courage

Be Courageous … What do these two words mean to you? If you have been trying very hard to blend in with the crowd, too afraid to reveal the true you in fear of rejection, then this message is for you. Sometimes it takes a message from nature or someone special to remind us that what we have to offer is unique and could be used for the benefit of others. 

I went for a walk on the beach early this morning and came across an alluring object lying just under the shallow water.

It was an interesting shape and something I had never seen before. At first I thought it was coral or perhaps a shell, but as I began to gently wipe the sand off I could feel the hard shape under my fingers and realised what it was a star fish.

Continuing on in my walk, I was thinking of the starfish half buried under the sand. It obviously felt safe being hidden from view but sadly its true beauty was also concealed, lost to those who would appreciate its magnificence.

Relating what I had just seen to my life, I realised how easy it is to blend in with the crowd. Life feels safe that way. Sure, at times I feel brave enough to reveal glimpses of my true self to trusting individuals, but just like the starfish, the true me remains hidden from view.

Then I realised what Mother Nature was trying to tell me:

I need to be brave and be myself. There will be people who won’t take the time to appreciate what I have to offer, but then there are also those who will linger a bit longer and recognise my value.

Mother Nature had just given me another pearl of wisdom to share with the world.

Don’t blend in with the crowd. Take courage to be yourself. There are many out there who would admire your unique qualities.

Be Courageous!

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Laurinda Jones

Laurinda has been active in the teaching industry for over 18 years and thrives on supporting others in reaching their full potential. Her journey as a motivational teacher began as an Early Childhood Teacher where she studied the intricacies of human development. This interest later broadened to working with adults in numerous roles which required her to mentor, train and support adults undertaking studies in child development and those running their own businesses as Family Day Care Educators. Laurinda further developed her mentoring and coaching skills when she obtained qualifications as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and Counsellor. Laurinda holds a B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Teaching, a Diploma in Children’s Services, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis, a Certificate in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), a Diploma in Religious Studies and a Diploma in Counselling. In February 2017, Laurinda launched her Life Coaching business, The Focus Point, based out of the Gold Coast, Australia. Laurinda has a passion for mentoring and coaching and a desire to impact people’s lives in a meaningful way that benefits their local and broader community. Laurinda is a strong advocate for reconnecting people to nature.

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