Awareness is a process, not a state of being.
Courage is a way of responding to all, not a lofty goal for extreme circumstances.
Persistence and consistency comprise a force and all forces can be directed.
All attributes and forces may be used by different agendas
with divergent intentions both positive and negative.
Those who stay the course have the best chance of moving the needle in either direction.
Once moving, reliance on oneself becomes the primary momentum needed for the ascendance of individuality and the free pursuit of everything we can possibly be despite all external efforts to marginalize and ridicule us away.