If you look at the root of the word ‘courage’, it doesn’t mean running under the machine-gun bullets of the enemy, wearing a Sylvester Stallone headband, with glistening biceps and bandoliers of ammunition around one’s neck. The word ‘courage’ comes from the old French word coeur meaning ‘heart’. So ‘courage’ is the measure of your heartfelt participation in the world. What you do now is a gift to the future. (David Whyte)