Loneliness, self-doubt, and painful relationships, we all know what it’s like to suffer. Despite the personal nature of suffering, almost everyone would agree it involves unwanted thoughts and feelings. Braveability teaches individuals to see life’s difficulties differently, in ways that make a difference in their response to it. At Braveability, a person learns the value of inner awareness and self-remembering, for the express purpose of utilizing difficulty and being conscious toward suffering. Once understood, self-remembering makes possible an Inner Observer view of difficulty. Rather than resisting difficult circumstances, individuals who practice inner awareness, learn to see suffering differently.
Inner awareness and self-remembering requires you bring a different attention and effort to life. This different attention and effort begins by asking two fundamental questions: “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” Many people are unsure what to do with these questions, finding them curious, but with no relevance for their daily life. For many, life has become one pursuit after another, with an absence of meaning or purpose they once believed possible. We give little or no attention to the possibility our approach to life might be influenced by our curiosity about identity and purpose. Every human being has a chance to gradually receive awareness of the connection between life’s difficulties and the clarity and depth of one’s desire for something more. It is this connection that provides one an awareness of need and the strong desire to do something to address it. One’s desire and effort are the essence of the inner world. Beyond thinking and feeling, the desire and effort a person possesses allows awareness of a new and necessary way of being, in the face of any challenge or difficulty.
At Braveability you will not be asked to try harder, as true difference does not depend on trying harder or trying again, as before. Braveability exists to help people discover true strength, based on the many attempts they have made to live as though the strength they need is available. Just as trying again or harder is not the gold standard for achieving a difference, there is questionable benefit to reacting as always before in relationships with others. Although there are times when reacting, in the moment, is essential, there also are times for waiting. The individuals closest to you need you to know this difference in ways that inform how you treat them. They wish you could accept that “waiting instead of acting” can be the most effective form of doing. At Braveability you will learn to identify the difference between doing and not doing and connect who you are with the most necessary next “action”. For this understanding to become the central point of living, a person needs consistent reminders, which are available most clearly and personally through the difficult circumstances of life. Braveability provides the teaching and practice necessary to achieve and continue the unfolding of this possibility.