Grace Under Pressure
October 6, 2021
One of my favorite sayings (and I admit I have many) is “courage is grace under pressure”. As Bob Dylan said in his famous song “the times, they are a-changing” and we are witnessing that right now in our lives here in USA and in the rest of the world. Some of these changes are for good, but many not so much…and it is in times like these that we need to learn Grace and have courage to stand for the truth.
What an incredible word courage is. As per dictionary, courage is the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution. Courage is bravery and bravery is courage. Semantics or a state of mind?!
I find that in my daily life I have been blessed to meet many courageous individuals fighting for the truth and better life. Some of them are my fellow physicians and some are my patients, friends, moms and dads, brothers and sisters. It is in times like these that, some individuals separate themselves from the crowd and become leaders. And it is in times like these that Faith and Grace become a driving force that gives us all courage.
As Bob Dylan said in those famous words…
The line, it is drawn, the curse, it is cast
The slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fading
And the first one now will later be last
For the times, they are a-changin'
We all have this one life to live, so live your best life and make this one you have count.