It’s All in the Mind


“Why don’t you come and sit in the front row?” the teacher asked when she saw the familiar face of Sumit towards the back of the packed auditorium. The lecture was about to begin.

Sumit pondered the question for a moment before emphatically saying, “No, Madam. Thanks!”

The teacher was surprised. She went up to him, smiled, patted his shoulder and turned back to start the lecture.

Sumit opened his laptop and the message on his wallpaper instantly made him smile. It was his favorite quote from Brene Brown and he could feel his inner voice read it:

“You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.”

It was a quote which inspired him to choose the battleground of courage over the sympathy of comfort. He would not allow paraplegia to be a deterrent. Ever.

I’m taking part in the Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge. The prompt for Day 6 is the following quote from Brene Brown – “You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.”




I'm an avid reader and writer. Reading gets me a feeling of understanding the world through different perspectives and writing helps me outline my thoughts from the cobwebs that the mind has trapped it in!

30 thoughts on “It’s All in the Mind

  1. One of my closest friends is visually impaired. She is a PhD, teaches at a blind school, plays piano professionally and travels all over alone. She is truly an inspiration and living proof of the fact that the limit to our accomplishments is not our body but our mind.

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