Serenity is a contemplative state
of absolute inner peace and immutable calmness.
It is a condition that allows us
to observe life as a movie from the inside.
In slow motion,
we seemingly pause and contemplate
each single frame
and the false perception of time’s movement
speeding or meandering along,
giving way to a refreshing
genuine measure of time.
Serenity is also a key ingredient for moderation.
a meditative, pensive,
reflective or contemplative mode;
calmness and placidness
are conduits and facilitators for
caution, refrain, restrain
tolerance and prudence,
at the same time,
the best antidotes resolving
reactive and impulsive behavior.
By fostering a modicum of this in our conduct,
serenity enables us to have and utilize
the ability to contemplate
our alternatives and options
while slowing down time
when making decisions.
Do we chose serene inaction
Do we decide to act
without gut, brains, heart
or a combination of them?
Life slows down, where there is serenity.
We find peace in pause,
as our frantic pace freezes.
Perhaps serenity’s greatest virtue
is acceptance or acknowledgment
of inevitable, irreplaceable
or irreversible realities.
One of our best existential weapons
against denial is serenity.
By providing us with clarity and finality,
serenity becomes a key ingredient of courage.
The more bravery and valor
are impregnated with serenity,
the fiercer, more deliberate, even invincible,
In the absence of serenity,
courage may be nothing more
than a fantastic suicide mission.
Courage is our best asset
for overcoming extreme adversity and hardship,
seemingly insurmountable obstacles and difficulties,
devastation and total defeat,
loss or failure and overwhelming odds before us.
Courage is our best weapon
to identify, tame, conquer,
harness our fears.
That is how,
when acting with bravery and valor
fear becomes our ally,
instead of paralyzing *inexistentiality.*
Fearlessness is an intrinsically part
of the fuel driving courage’s fiery flame.
Fearlessness becomes the motivation to act,
preventing or reversing the consequences
of our fright.
That’s how courage is flushed
with positive actionable fear.
When in action as we execute,
courage is fearless, dauntless and intrepid.
Courage is a wild virtue of the spirit,
driven by guts, beliefs, passion, heart and fear.
Wisdom provides us,
sagacity and judicious behavior
in deciding either for Serenity
in accepting crude realities to defeat denial
or for Courage to allow us to turn around
the improbable, the impossible,
the irreversible and the seemingly inevitable
or according to the circumstances
implementing both of them.