Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
When I looked up who Ambrose Redmoon is, this is what I found on Wikipedia: James Neil Hollingworth (1933–1996) was a beatnik, hippie, writer, and former manager of the psychedelic folk rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. He wrote under the pseudonym Ambrose Redmoon.
I had to smile….It’s been a long time since I saw the words beatnik and hippie. But, wisdom is wisdom and this is a great quote.
The ugly head of fear which paralyzes us from having the courage to move forward. Today is a good day to find something important enough to get beyond our fears.
That is my prayer for you and me today….
Thank you for this, Andie. I had a similar idea come to me this morning…and your post confirmed its truth for me.
I think I am going to post about this same topic on my blog today. Hope you don’t mind me copying you a little bit and I’d like to link to your blog.
Your posts always make me think and they console me at the same time.
It’s a wonderful feeling when we are able to push past fear, almost exhilarating at times. I’ve heard that one way to get past a fear is to get mad at what’s causing the fear. The anger gives us a different kind of strength that helps us move past it.
That is so well put – thanks for sharing this. Hippie, beatnik… I love it. You say it well, wisdom is wisdom. These are special days of prayer as we go from Ascension to Pentecost, I pray for wisdom in a special way during this time. Thanks for adding to my prayers with your own.
Oh the freedom of those times, beatniks, hippies…
I have just returned from York in England. One of the centres of martyrdom following the Reformation – hundreds/thousands of very ordinary people doing whatever they could to protect the faith they believed in to the point of death or imprisonment. Courage because something was more important than fear – very humbling.
I fear….yes I do, that fear has ruled too much of my life….Love this quote. Am jotting it down for future reference, it’s a gem.
I remember hippies 🙂 My Dad remembers beatniks
Amen! Beautiful prayer Andie and great thought for today.
Pretty wise words from an old ‘hippie’. Funny how truth stands the test of time. This is a keeper! 🙂