It takes courage to let go, to know how to get on with your life and to detach yourself from people and situations. However, there are several ways that courage can be shown. We also need courage so that we care for our dearest people, love them and make up for mistakes so that they stay with us.
Of course, it is clear that this is not an easy task. It’s not always hip to improvise when it comes to matters of the heart. Instead, considered actions can help us do our best.
The Prophet Muhammad once said that people trip more on their tongues than on their feet. After all, it is precisely because of this that we lose the people we love: we express ourselves in an unhappy manner or we never speak words out of pride or because of our inexcusable carelessness.
The art of maintaining relationships can sometimes have something to do with happiness. However, no master has fallen from heaven on this subject. We often make mistakes in our couple, friend or family relationships that we regret for the rest of life.
To love is to take care of someone, and to care is to know how to be present with your point of view, intentions, emotions, and behaviors. To do this, we undoubtedly need a lot of emotional intelligence and empathy.
Feeling alone is not enough – we need to show how we feel and care about others
Aesop quoted: “It is always easy to be brave from a safe distance.” That’s true in a way. But from a distance we miss the essence of relationships. If we put up walls as a protective wall in a friendship, it is very difficult for us to put all our trust in them and build a true connection. Through love we can overcome fears and insecurities so that we can boldly surrender to another person.
One thing is right though: we don’t have to be heroes to do this. When it comes to affection for another person, we don’t need or want anyone to save us. We hope, however, that the other will take the risk, put their determination and courage together to show us care, determination and respect. We long to have someone by our side who understands that their affection could be an everyday refuge where we feel loved and valued.
There are many types of courage, but one form stands out in particular
Courage comes in many forms. Some people finally overcome their fears and manage to step out of their comfort zone to prove their worth. They are able to find their place in the world. There are also people who simply brush aside situations that have a negative impact on their well-being. They want to take back control of their lives and their identity.
Not surprisingly, we find courageous people in a variety of professions. For example in professions where you have to risk your own life to save others. Despite the fact that there are many types of courage, they all have something in common: True courage comes from the love and appreciation, not the selfishness, of those who seek outside fame, approval, or reinforcement.
Therefore, courage can be seen in any person who does not accept limitations when it comes to helping others. Courageous people act according to their basic values and dare to change the reality of their lives. In doing so, they also intend to improve their own well-being. Because, to be very clear, just like love, self-love is about loving, caring, and making up for mistakes.
Cultivating the relationship with ourselves and cultivating this inner connection with our own being is the only way. Only in this way can we always give the best of ourselves to those who are close to us.
The art of being present in the relationships that are important to us
If we want to make an impression on other people, there is a powerful tool for this. When it comes to relationships, we should always keep in mind that it is important to be present.
Few things leave a comparable impression on another person than when they notice that we are with them. Time seems to stand still when you’re together and then nothing is more important than what is happening in that moment.
What happens in the common present is infinitely valuable. That is why it is also important that we fully engage and try to perceive with all of our senses. Sitting across from another person and being present with our feelings is the most important thing in human relationships. We need to give meaning to this moment by being present, caring, and communicating.
To appreciate the things we love and care for others
When we value what we have, the world around us becomes calmer. We no longer long for anything else because the void within us is filled with well-being, gratitude, and affection.
Everything comes together the moment we realize that our life is complete. We understand that happiness is an act that can transcend the limits of our experience – however profane that may seem to us.
Loving, caring, making up for mistakes – these are the real steps towards a relationship. This is the kind of courage people have when they have strong emotional bonds.
Taking care of the people you love, taking care of every moment, every word you say, every decision we make – these are ways to happiness. This also includes the courage to make up for mistakes.