HOW TO SHARE YOURSELF ON SOCIAL MEDIA
IN A SAFE WAY
Welcome to the first episode of the podcast series, Milestones Of courage.
I started this year with the intention of living a more courageous life. Courage was my word for this year and it has led to my new adventure in exploring the meaning of courage.
The definition of courage from the dictionary is:
1. The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
2. Obsolete. The heart as the source of emotion.
3. Have the courage of one's convictions, to act in accordance with one's beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.
I love these descriptions of courage. I see them as a huge range of ways and possibilities with different elements.
Courage can be big or small. It can be a physical act or a vulnerable one. It can be a showing up in the world and a showing up for ourselves.
I want to have the courage to seek new ways of thinking, to practice new emotional habits, and to let go of old thought patterns and emotional attachments.
Courage can be an outside job, and it can be an inside job of us with ourselves. Many times, courage is a combination of the inside work we do with ourselves before we take the next courageous step to bring it out for the world to see.
When we think of courage, we always think of big things.
But in reality, courage comes in many different sizes and many different ways.
So, courage is also something very individual.
It contains anything that we find as challenging for us that has a risk of some kind.
Courage can be a physical act, like running into a burning building to save a life, or taking an adventurous risk for fun, like bungie jumping.
It can also mean speaking your inner truth and opening up to be vulnerable.
Courage is a challenge; it’s anything that takes us to the edge of our comfort zone.
It’s individual to each person.
Courage is where we dare to step into something that is uncertain, new, and a little risky, stretching us to grow and reach new places in our lives.
It’s a tool of empowerment, of conquering, of triumph and of encouragement.
Courage is built by many small steps, small milestones of daring, of stepping into the edges of our comfort zone one step at a time, and celebrating each and every small stepping stone along the way.
From where we are right now to the places we want to go, there is a path of milestones for us to walk on.
In celebration of milestones of courage and the small steps that build our triumphant moments and stretch us to places beyond what we ever thought possible, I’m taking my own step onto a milestone of creating and bringing you this podcast series, Milestones of Courage.
A big portion of our lives today includes social media. We are living in an era where we share ourselves with the world with a click of a button.
This medium of social media has its benefits and downfalls. We are much more susceptible to both praise and scrutinizing judgement.
On the one side, we are wired for and crave connection, to be seen and heard and accepted for who we really are.
On the flip side of it, there is a wider audience out there that is judging us and criticizing our lives in front of the entire world.
It’s a tough thing to navigate ourselves in the world of social media, and the lines between showing off and showing up are sometimes blurry. The difference between showing too much and showing up courageously yet safely in our vulnerability is not always a clear one.
This is the subject of today’s podcast.
How can we share ourselves openly and vulnerably on social media in a safe way?
Miriam’s story demonstrates a wonderful inspirational slow and safe way of stepping into the edges of her comfort zone one milestone of vulnerability and courage at a time, into sharing the truth of who she is and creating a new future filled with new possibilities by sharing her story with the world.
If you have a story of your own courageous path that you want to share with us, please contact me at [email protected].
In addition, I’m inviting you to join us at the Milestones of Courage community on Facebook .