Find the Courage to Let Go

By Arielle Giordano

When fear disappears, love appears.

Courage gives a person the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty and intimidation. Courage can take root when we are moving through life’s hardships as well as its positive moments—and real courage is the ability to know the real you, the authentic Self.

Courage knows the difference between truth and untruth, and it leads you to follow your heart. It is a shield in the face of fear, opposition, shame, guilt, scandal, discouragement, and even a pandemic. And authenticity is the courage to be honest no matter what the cost as we move through difficulty, change and challenges.

Fear can strip us of our freedom and trigger past memories—and those stories can evoke habitual thoughts, feelings and emotions. When we are lost in our stories, we are not being who we really are. We are not in our hearts.

Stories are a powerful force in human history. We enjoy sharing our life events and telling a story–our story. Stories are about us. However, stories can block us from being our authentic Self if we can’t see them for what they are. However, once we realize we created an unhealthy story about a life event—perhaps casting ourselves as the “victim”—we can change it.

Here is how the story goes: A life event happens, we create a perception (interpretation) and give it meaning. Honesty is the awareness that knows and discerns a story from the truth. And the truth can set you free!

We all have stories, just recognize them for what they are and know that you can always rewrite the script. During stressful times, when you head is filled with self-talk, take a breath and open your heart to sense the real truth deep within your authentic Self.

As you move into softness and honesty and the truth of who you are and what you know, fear disappears, and goodness and love appears.

Transformational Life Coach Award-Winning Author & Speaker, Professional Dancer. Arielle’s Award-Winning book for Best Self-Help Award: Dancing With Your Story From The Inside is available on Her professional career includes the Lead Faculty Area Chairperson and Professor for the College of Humanities, History and the Arts at the University of Phoenix. She is a published co-author of Transform Your Life Books 1 & 2 and author for Tampa Bay Wellness, Conscious Shift & Transformation magazine. She has published her 4th book, an Instructor’s Manual for Barlow Abnormal Psychology 4th ed. and authored Psychology, A Journey 3rd.ed. Study Guide published by Nelson Education, Toronto, ON. She has also studied philosophy at the College of Integrated Philosophy with John DeRuiter for twenty years. Arielle has been a featured guest on radio and television, in newspapers, and the media across the US and Canada. She is a certified Essentrics Stretch and Dance Instructor. Arielle offers coaching sessions, classes and workshops and a free 30-minute Consultation. Websites:, Email:

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